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THE 

C H A ETE R 



WITH ITS 



AMENDMENTS 



AND THB 



REVISED ORDINANCES. 



0? THE 



CITY OF MANCHESTER. 



PUBUSHED USDER THE AUIflORITY OF THE CITY CODSCIL 




MANCHESTER, N. H., 

HENRY A. GAGE & Co., PRINTERS. 

1859. 



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CITY OF MANCHESTER. 

In Board of Aldebmej!? : 
An Order — Authorizing the Printing and Binding of the City Charter 

aDd Ordinances, 

Ordered, if the Common Council concur, That the City Clerk be 
and he is hereby authorised to procure for the use of the members of 
the City Council the printing and binding of two hundred copies of the 
City Charter and Ordinances of the City of Manchester, and charge 
the same to the appropriation for incidental expenses. 

Feb. 1, 1859. 

Passed to be enrolled. . HORACE PETTEE, President. 

February 1, 1859, In Board of Mayor and Aldermen : Passed. 

E. W. HARRINGTON, Mayor. 



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THE CHARTER 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives in General Court convened. 
Section 1. The inhabititants of the town of JSr fo bl*°s^ 
Manchester, in the County of Hillsborough, under the^'nlme 
shall continue to be a body corporate and poli- chesteJ, ° 
tic under the name of the City of Manchester ; 
and as such, shall have, exercise and enjoy all aiuhe^powe^^ & 
the rights immunities, powers and privileges, the"iwbiiiti*e''s *" 
and shall be subject to all the duties and obli- ''^^ 
gations now incumbent upon, and appertaining 
to, said town, as a municipal corporation. 

Sec. 1, OP THE Amendment. That tlie ad- -^'^TfiS'pru^- 
ministration of all the fiscal, prudential and mu- i^paT affki^^to 
nicipal affairs of said city and the government mayor!^** ^'^ ^^^ 
thereof, shall be vested in one principal officer, to 
be styled the Mayor, who shall be chosen by the 
inhabitants of said city at large, voting in their 

.. T y-( •! p • 1 1 1 To be one coun- 

respective wards ; one Council oi six, to be de- cu of six, styi- 
nominated the Board of Aldermen ; one Council ermen, one of w 
of eighteen, to be denominated the Board of Com- com. council, 
monCouncil.which two boards shall, in their ioint in their joint ca- 

•^ pacitv to be cat- 

capacity, be denominated the City Council. A led city council. 

majority of each Board shall constitute a quo-b'dTquoramj 

rum for the transaction of business. No mem- 



^°ei^^^^^pen°.ber of either Board shall receive any compen- 



To be divided in 
to six wards. 



sation for his services. 

Sec. 2, of Am't. The City of Manchester 
hereby is, and shall continue to be, divided into 
six wards, which shall be constituted as follows, 
viz: 
Ward one to be Ward No. 1 shall includc all that part of the 
City situated between Merrimack river on the 
west, and Elm street on the east, and the centre 
line of Market street produced to the river on 
the south and the centre line of the road lead- 
, ing from the Amoskeag Falls bridge to Elm 

street on the north. 
Ward two. Wasd No. 2 shall include all that part of the 

City situate between Elm street on the east, 
and the Merrimack river on the west, and be- 
tween the south line of ward No. 1 on the north, 
and a line from the point where Elm street 
intersects the old river road near the Yalley 
Cemetery, due west to the Merrimack river on 
the south. 

Ward No. 3 shall include all that part of the 
City now included within the limits of School 
District No. 1, and so much of School. District 
No. 2, as is situated east of Elm street, and 
north of the centre line of Lowell street produc- 
ed to the easterly line of said School District 
No. 2. 

Ward No. 4 shall include all that part of the 
city situated between Elm street on the west 
and the Wilson road on the east, and between 
the south line of ward No. 3 on the north and 
Hanover street on the south. 

Ward No, 5 shall include all that part of the 
city situate between Elm street on the west and 



"Ward three; 



Ward four- 



Ward five. 



the Wilson road on the east, and the south line 
of ward No. 4 on the north and the centre line 
of Central street produced to the Wilson road 
on the south. 

Ward No. 6 shall include all that part of the ^^'^^-^ ^^^ 
city which is not included in any of the above 
wards. 

Sec. 3, of Am't. Each of the city wards shall Each of the cUy 
be a town for the purpose of the election of town for certain 

purposes. 

governor, councillors, senators, representatives 
to the general court, all county officers, rep- 
resentatives to Congress, and electors of 
President and Vice President of the United 
States. No person shall be considered as dwell- 
ing or having his home in any of said towns f^^^g^^fj^^^^y^f 
for the purpose of voting therein, unless hej^e^'sfh^hasresid' 
shall have resided within said town three months townTmouths!'' 
next preceding the day of any meeting in which 
lie claims a right to vote. 

Sec. 4, op Am't. Three selectmen, a modera- 

. -I , T11111 iji- 1 ji Selectmen mocl- 

tor and town cierii shall be elected m each oi erator and toAvn 
said towns, who shall have the powers, perform 
the duties, and be subject to the liabilities ofxheir duties and 
those officers in other towns, so far as relates to 
the warning of meetings, regulating, correcting . 
and posting up check-lists, deciding upon the Post up ckcck-. 
qualification of voters, conducting elections, de- 
claring the votes, and recording the same, the 
return of votes to the Secretary of State, mak- 
ing certificates of elections, and all other mat-seVy'"orsuitet 

■ • &C- 

ters relating to elections, as fully as if the same 
were herein specifically enumerated, and shall 

To perform all 

also perform and discharge all the duties of duties of vard- 

••■ " ens, inspectors 

wardens, inspectors and ward clerks. ""'^ ''^^"^ '^''-''''*^- 



^'^?'^i\ ^eetinff Sec. 5 of Am't. The annual meeting; of the 

to be 2d Tuesday ° 

of March. inhabitants for the choice of city and ward offi- 
cers, shall be holden on the second Tuesday of 
town*officers to Marcli, and all city, ward and town officers who 
ballot, &'to hold are chosen by the people, shall be chosen by bal_ 
y r c. j^^^ ^^^ shall hold their respective offices for one 
year from the third Tuesday of March, and un- 
til others are chosen and qualified in their stead. 
Clerk to record ^hc clcrk shall rocord the votes, and proceed- 
votes. jj-^gg qJ ^y[ town or ward meetings, shall enter 

on the records the names of all persons voted 
for, and the number of votes given for each in 
To deliver to hia '^oi'^ls at Icugth, The clcrk shall deliver to his 
books &cr''''" successor in office all the records, record books, 
journals, documents and other things held by 
him in his capacity of clerk, 
choose Tm. & Sec. 6, of Am't. Each ward shall, at the an- 
cUm"r°° *'°"°"nual meeting, choose one alderman, and three 
members of the common council ; but if the 
dioicV^o7'ci'ty ^^^°^^® ^^ ^^^®^'™^"^ ^^^^ common councilmen 
t(f 'be^Ld7'"fro"m ^^^ towu Or Ward officers cannot be convenient- 
day to day. 2^ made or completed on that day, the meeting 
shall be adjourned from day to day to complete 
„, , ^ the choice. The clerk shall, within twenty-four 

Clerk t o ^ I V e ' •' 

»en''aid^''or"conn- l^o^rs of sucli choicc, dclivcr to each person cho- 
cat^'^of ^le'^ct'iM sen alderman or common councilman, a cerifi- 
withm 21 hours. gg^^Q Qf gigctJQn signed by himself, the modera- 
tor, and a majority of the selectmen. 
Mayor, how eie.- Sec. 7, OF Am't. Tho quahficd votcrs in 
^^^- each ward shall, at the annual meeting, give in 

to the moderator their votes for a mayor, which 
shall be received, sorted, counted and declared, 

A record of the ^ . , 

votes to be deiiv- and a record thereof made m the same manner 

ered to c!ty clerk 

within 24 hours as votcs for scuators, a copy of the record of 



wliicli shall be delivered to the city clerk, within ?ftereach meet- 

twenty-four hours after every and each meeting. 

The city clerk shall, immediately after receivino; to be immedi- 

•^ . ' "^ . ° ately entered on 

said copies, enter the same on the city records, the city rec'ds& 

'■ ^ •/ > the copies laid 

and then lay the said copies before the mayor and before the mayor 

■^ * *' ana aldermen. 

aldermen, who shall thereupon examine the 

same, and cause the person who shall have been Person elected 

. . mayor to be noti- 

chosen mayor by a majority of votes m all the s^'J- 
wards, to be notified in writing of liis election. 
If a mayor shall not have been so elected, or shall ie"ot*ion*; or reft!- 
refuse to accept the office, the mayor and alder-office, a ree'd of 
men shall make a record of the fact, and forthwith made & another 

. meeting called. 

issue their precept to the selectmen, requiring 
them to call meetings in their respective wards 
for another election, and shall fix the time when 
said meeting shall be called, and the same pro- 
ceedings shall be had from time to time until a 
mayor shall be chosen. Whenever the office of"®'=s of Mayor 

'' becoming vacant 

mayor shall become vacant by death, resignation ,''>' ^^^^^ o'" °}J;- 

•' J ■) c^ 'evwise, to be fill- 

er otherwise, the boards of aldermen and com-?*^ ^^ city coun. 

' in convention. 

mon council shall, respectively, by vote, declare 
the same and the cause thereof, and the two 
boards shall thereupon meet in convention and 
elect a mayor to fill such vacancy as long as 
said cause shall continue, or until a new election. 
The mayor and aldermen shall issue their war-^^^^gj^g^^^^/f^; 
rant for a general meeting of the inhabitants,fgqjg™"J'',]^'ioo 
whenever requested so to do, in writing, by one-'*^^^ ^°**^'"^' 
hundred legal voters. The board of aldermeuj^'dges *ot their 
shall be final judge of the election and qualifi-""^" election. 
cations of its members ; and whenever a vacan- 
cy shall occur, may order a new election. 

Sec. 8. The Mayor, Aldermen and Common 
Council shall, before entering on the duties of 



To take oath of their officG, be sworn to the faithful performaace 

office. '■ 

of the duties of their respective offices ; and, 
ro meet in con- fo^" ^^^^^ purposc, shall meet in convention on 
purS^on sfd the third Tuesday in March, in eacli year, at ten 
eachVeL.^^"^^ of the clock in the forenoon ; when such oath 
By whom admin- mav bc administered to the mayor elect, if pres- 

istered. "^ j 7 r 

ent, by any judge of any court of record in the 
State, or by any justice of the peace for the 
County of Hillsborough ; and to the aldermen 
and common councilmen, by the mayor, he be- 
ing first sworn as aforesaid, or by such justice 
of the peace. 
Certificate of such ^ certificate that such oath has been taken, 

oath to be entered " 

iToirX.' "^ ^°^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ entered in the journal of the mayor and 
aldermen, and of the common council, by their 
respective clerks. If, from any cause, the mayor, 
or any one or more of the aldermen or common 
srnceroat'hmav ^°^"^^^^^®^5 ^^^^^1 ""^t be prcscnt ou tlic third 
at'anhme after Tues-day In March, to take the oath required of 
them, the same may be administered to them 
at any time thereafter, before entering on the 
duties of their office. 
S'officer- to" Sec. 9. The mayor, thus chosen and qualified 
shlriffT °' shall be the chief executive officer ofthecity,— 
and forthepreservation of the peace shall have all 
the powers of sheriff and conservator of the peace. 
He shall cause the laws and regulations of the 
city to be enforced. He shall exercise a general 
supervision over the conduct of all subordinate 
officers, and cause their violation or neglect of du- 
ty to be punished. He may call special meetings 
May call special of tlic board of aldcrmcu and common council, 

nieetmss. ' 

or either of them, when, in his opinion, the inter- 
ests of the city require it, by causing a notifica- 



tion to be left at the usual dwelling-place of each 
member of the board or boards to be convened . 
He shall, from time to time, communicate to said shaii communi- 

' ' cate to the board 

boards respectively, such information, and recom- «i^*» information 

r J ^ 7 as he may judge 

mend such measures as the interests of the cityf?i''^f *°*er8st or 

•' the city. 

shall, in his judgment, require. He shall pre- to preside in b'd 
side in the board of aldermen and in joint meet- joint meetings, 
inar of the two boards ; but shall have a castingHave a casting 

° ' ° vote only. 

vote only. Ex officio chair- 

He shall be, ex officio, chairman of the board oyerseers. "^ 

of overseers of the poor. He shall receive for salary to be de- 

, , , •! 1 n termined by city 

his services such salary as the citv council sliali council and not 

" to be increased 

determine, payable at stated periods, and shall oj- diminished 

^ *^ ^ ' during continu- 

receive no other compensation ; but such salary ^"ce m office. 
shall not be increased or diminished during his 
continuance in office. 

o H rt rm TIT n Mayor and aldar- 

Sec. 10. The mayor and aldermen shall com- men to be one 

board. 

pose one board, and shall sit and act together as 

one body, at all meetings of which the mayor 

shall preside, if present ; but, in his absence, 

the board may choose a chairman for the time 

being. All their sittings shall be public, when pubik"elcept- 

not engaged in executive business, and upon re- 

" "Yeas and nays" 

quest 01 any member, the yeas and nays shall taken when. 
be taken and recorded. 

Sec. 11. The executive powers of the city, J^*^°^g*°fji =i^^,- 
and the administration of police, with all theP°'^"*°^'^'^'=*- 

i ' men. 

powers heretofore vested by law in the select- 
men of Manchester,-shall be vested in the mayor 
and aldermen, except where it is herein oth- 
erwise provided, as fully as if the same were 
herein specifically enumerated. They shall 
have full and exclusive power to appoint a city J°,^f ^"rshii" 
marshal and assistants, a constable, and all subicr&c. """' 



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other police officers ; and to remove the same 
from office, for sufficient cause, the mayor and 
aldermen each having a negative on the other. 
mllshl\ &c.' to They may require the marshal and constables, 
?ive bonds. before entering on the duties of their office, to 
give bonds with sufficient sureties, to any rea- 
sonable amount ; upon which the like proceed- 
ings and remedies may' be had as are by law 
provided in case of constables' bonds required 
by selectmen of towns in this State. And they 
Shall do and per- shall do and perform all the duties which the 
sieTof'seLto^n sclectmcn of towns are, by law, authorized or 
required to do and perform within their respec- 
tive towns, unless it be otherwise provided -in 
this act. 
Members of com- Sec. 13. Tlic pcrsous clioseu and Qualified as 

mon council to ^ 

be one body, dis- members of the common council, shall sit and 

tinct from may- 
or and aldermen act together as oue body, distinct from the 

except — ° "^ ' 

mayor and aldermen, except when the two bodies 

are required to meet and act in convention. 

To choose presi- The Said couiicil shall, from time to time, choose 

dent and clerk. 

one of its members to preside at all meetings 
^„, , of the board, and preserve order therein ; and 

Crk to be sworn. ^ ■"■ 

shall also choose a clerk, who shall be sworn to 
the faithful discharge of the duties of that office? 
and shall hold such office during the pleasure 

Duties of clerk, of tlic couiicil. The clcrk, so chosen and qual- 
ified, shall attend the common council when in 
session, and keep a journal of its acts, votes 
and proceedings, and perform such other serv- 

Au sittings of ices in his said office as the council may require. 

the com. council -^ 

to be public. All sittings of the common council shall be 

To be final judgr- public. Tlic commou council shall be the final 

es 01 the election ■■■ 

and qualification m^p-Q of the clcctiou and qualification of its 

PI Jts members,*' '-' -i 



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members; and whenever a yacaucy shall occur ^'^'^p'^'"')^^^^'^^: 
therein, by death, resignation, or otherwise, ^"n^ °^^^ ^^^''' 
may order a new election. 

Sec. 14. All the powers now vested by law ^ji powers vest- 

J^ *' ed in the town 

in the town of Manchester, or in the inhabitants °o^*'^^"^t^e'd *ln 
thereof, as a municipal corporation, shall be ''"^ couucu. 
vested in the city councilj composed as provided 
in the second section ; and shall be exercised 
by concurrent vote, each board having a nega- 
tive on the other. 

Sec. 15. The city marshal shall, under the ^ity marshal to 
mayor, have the control and direction of the poUce?°°*'^°^ °^ 
police of the city, shall collect the city taxes 
and shall attend upon the mayor and aldermen 
when required, and shall be by virtue of his of- ^o°nstlbie, &*"° 
fice, constable and conservator of the peace. 

Sec. 16. There hereby is established, within pouce court e.- 
the city of Manchester, a police court, to con-*'"''*'^^^'^" 
sist of one learned, able and discreet person, to 
be appointed and commissioned by the governor, 
pursuant to the constitution, to take cognizance 
of all crimes, offences and misdemeanors, com- 
mitted within the city of Manchester, whereof 
justices of the peace now have, or may hereaf- 
ter have jurisdiction. 

And the court hereby established shall hear "r" ^'^^^ *" '^« 

J powers vested in 

and determine all suits, complaints and prose-J''^*^''^"^ p^^''^^- 
cutions, in like manner as is by law provided 
for the exercise of the powers and authority 
which are or may be vested in justices of the 
peace ; and do all acts necessary to, and con- 
sistent with, such powers and authority. 

And the said police court shall also have orig- 
inal jurisdiction and cognizance of all suits and 



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actions which may now, or at any time here- 
after, be heard, tried and determined before any 
justice of the peace in the county of Hillsbor- 
ough ; and no writ in any such suit or action, 
madrretumabie shall bc madc returnable before any justice 
to said court. ^^^j^|j^ gg^|^ ^^^j ^f Manchcstcr, but to said po- 
lice court only ; and an appeal shall be allowed 

Appeals allowed, n t • ti 

how, &c. from all judgments of police court, m like man- 

ner, and to the same extent that appeals are 
now allowed by law from judgments of justices 
of the peace ; and the justice of said police 

Justice of said court shall not be of counsel or attorney to any 

coun*eroratto''r! party IB. SLTij matter or thing whatsoever, which 

ney to any party. ^^^ bc pending lu said court. 

All warrants issued by said court, or by any 

be made r'Suma- justice of thc pcacc witliiu Said city, shall be 

ble to said police -, , t , -, ^ . iir -j 

court. made returnable, and be returned beiore, said 

court ; and if any warrant shall be issued by 
any justice of the peace, returnable before said 

Costs, fees and court, tho lawful fccs, payable therefor, shall 

charges not to be ,,_.,.,-, 

taxed, unless not bc paid or allowed, unless, on the examina- 
tion in hearing before said court it shall appear 
to said court that there was just and reasonable 
cause for issuing said warrant ; in which case 
such fees, costs and charges shall be allowed 
and taxed in like manner, as though said war- 
rant had been issued by a justice of the peace, 
according to the law now in force. 

All fines and forfeitures, and all costs in crim- 

J'ustice to acc'nt .-, ,. i.iiiii • -i ^ 

for and pay over mal prosccutious, whicli shall bc received by or 

the city. ' paid into the hands of the justice of said court, 

shall be by him accounted for and paid over to 

the city of Manchester, in the same manner and 

under the same penalties for neglect, as are by 



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law pi-escribed in the case of justices of the 
peace j and all costs in such prosecutions, not 
thus received, shall be made up, taxed, certified 
and allowed, and shall be paid and satisfied in 
like manner a* provided by law in cases of 
justices of the peace. 

Sec. 8, of Amendment. A police court shall p^^'^^^j X^'da" 
be held by the standing justice, at a suitable Xner Tf'fece"/- 
and convenient place, to be provided at the ex- na7cases. "™' 
pense of said city, on one day in i?ach week, at 
nine of the clock in the forenoon, and as much 
oftener as may be necessary, to take cognizance 
of crimes, offences and misdemeanors ; and on on ist wednes- 

pday of each mo. 

the first Wednesday of every month, at ten of for chu cases. 
the clock in the forenoon, and may be adjourned 
from day to day, by the justice thereof, and at 
such times as may be necessary for the trial of 
civil suits and actions ; and the said justice 
may from time to time establish all necessary 
rules for the orderly and uniform conducting of 
the business thereof. There shall be appointed ^^^ ^^^ (,q^^„_ 
by the governor, by and with the advice and gpeciauu^stice. ^ 
consent of the council, a special justice of said 
court, and whenever it shall happen that the 
standing justice of said court shall be inter- 
ested in any suit or prosecution cognizable in 
said court, or shall from any cause be unable to Duties of special 

-, -, . justice. 

hear and determme any matter or thing pending 
therein, the court shall be held and its juris- 
diction exercised by said special justice. And 
said special justice shall be paid for the services 
by him performed two dollars each day. 

The justice of said court shall account for 
and pay over to the city of Mancliester all fees 



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by him received, or wliicli now accrue to justice^' 

of the peace in civil actions and criminal pros- 

saiary of police ecutions, and the said city of Manchester shall 

justice. ' '' 

pay annually the sum of five hundred dollars 
in full compensation for all services assigned 
him by the provisions of this act. 

The justice of said court shall keep a fair re- 

justice to keep cord of all procccdings in said court, and shall 

ceedings?^ ^'^°' mako rctum to the several courts of all legal 

process, and of his doings therein, in the same 

manner as justices of the peace are now by law 

tkt'^ month 'o'f^^'l^^ii'®^ ^^ ^0 ' ^^^^ 1^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^^y annually, in 
t^o'"'mayor''imi ^hc moutli of Jauuary, exhibit to the mayor and 
of^' aii'"moneys aldermcu of said city of Manchester, a true and 
rec^d by him as (.(^^^.^(^i; accouut of moucys by him received 

as fees. 
All act'ns pend- All suits, actioDS and prosccutious which shall 

ing before a jus- '■ 

tioe of the peace be iustitutcd and pending before any justice of 

to be determiu'd i o j v 

as if this act had thc Dcace witliiu the town of Manchester when 

not passed. ■'■ 

this act shall take effect, shall be heard and de- 
termined as though this act had not been passed. 
fXdi to^ mai!e Sec. 17. Thc city coimcil shall have power 
laws, &c. |.Q j^r^j^Q all such salutary and needful by-laws, 

as towns and the police officers of towns, and 
the engineers of fire wards, by the laws of the 
State, have power to make, and to annex penal- 
ties, not exceeding twenty dollars, for the breach 
thereof; and may make, establish, publish, alter, 
modify, amend and appeal ordinances, rules, 
regulations and by4aws for the following pur- 
poses : 
To prevent and j fj^Q prcvcnt and puuish forestalling and re- 

restrain every * • -^ ^ X-^ i o 

toif de'^iee'^"^'^'^" o^^^i^^S? ^^^^ ^^ prevent and restrain every kind 
of fraudulent device and practice. 



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II. To restrain and prohibit all descriptions of ^^g^''"'" gaming, 
gaming, and fraudulent devices in said city ; 

and all playing of cards, dice, or other games 
of chance. 

III. To prohibit the selling or giving away ^^^le ^o7"arden? 
any ardent spirits by any store-keeper, trader ^'''"'^" 

or grocer, to be drank in the shop, store, grocery, 
out house, yard or garden, owned or occupied 
by the person selling or giving away the same, 
or elsewhere,exceptby inn-keepers duly licensed. 

IV. To forbid the selling or giving away of t<>,. forbid the 

o D o J selling or giving 

ardent spirits or other intoxicating liquors, to '° ''"? '=^'^<^' *^'=- 
any child, apprentice or servant, without the 
consent of his or her parent, guardian, master 
or mistress, or to any Indian. 

V. To regulate or prohibit the exhibitions ofshoivs5"*^* 
common showmen, and of shows of every kind, 

or the exhibitions of any natural or artificial 
curiosities, caravans, circuses or theatrical per- 
formances. 

rrt . . T To prevent riots, 

VI. io prevent any not, or noise, disturbance &«. 
or disorderly assemblages. 

m T , • -!• 1 t '^° suppress dij- 

VII. io suppress and restrain disorderly orderly houses, 
houses and groceries, houses of ill-fame, billiard 

tables, nine or ten pin alleys, or tables, and ball 
alleys, and to authorize the destruction and dem- 
olition of all inetruments and devices used for 
the purpose of gaming. 

VIII. To compel the owner or occupant of any T" compel cer- 

^ *^ tain persons to 

grocery, cellar, tallow chandler's shop, soap fac- remove nuisan- 
tory, tannery, stable, barn, privy, sewer, or other 
unwholesome or nauseous house or place, to 
cleanse, remove or abate the same, from time to 
time, as often as may be necessary for the health, 



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comfort and convenience of the inhabitants of 
the said city. 

tion "of certafn IX. To dipcct thc location and direction of all 
slaughter houses, markets, steam mills, black- 
smiths' shops, and houses for storing powder. 

Keeping of gun- x. To icgulate the keeping and conveying of 
gunpowder, and other combustible and danger- 
ous materials, and the use of candles and lights 
in barns and stables. 

fastridfn^?^ * XI. To prevent horse racing, immoderate 
riding or driving in the streets, and to auth- 
orize persons immoderately riding or driving as 
aforesaid, to be stopped by any person, and to 
prevent cruelty to animals. 

ItixeS!*"'"" XII. To prevent the incumbering of the streets, 

side walks, lanes, alleys, wharves and docks, 
with carriages, carts, sleighs, sleds, wheel-bar- 
rows, boxes, lumber, timber, fire wood, or any 
other substance or materials whatsoever. 

Bathing, &c. ;x;iii. To rcglatc and determine the times and 

places of bathing and swimming in the canals, 
rivers, and other waters in said city. 
, ^ XIV. To restrain and punish vagrants, mendi- 

\agrants, ic. ^ . 

cants, street beggars and common prostitutes, 
atiarffe ''™°^"° XV. To restrain and regulate the running at 
large of cattle, horses, swine, sheep, goats and 
geese, and to authorize the distraining, impound- 
ing and sale of the same for the penalty in- 
curred, and costs of proceedings. 

hLTgl. '"'^"'''^ ^* ^^i- To prevent the running at large of dogs, 
and to authorize the destruction of the same 
when at large contrary to the ordiilance. 

amoved?' ^° ^^ ^vii- To prohibit any person from bringing, 



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depositing, or having within the limits of said 
city, any dead carcass, or other unwholesome 
suhstanoe ; and to require the removal or de- 
struction by any person who shall have upon, or 
near his premises, any such substance, or any 
putrid or unsound beef, pork, fish, hides, or 
skins of any kind ; and on his default, to auth- 
orize the removal or destruction thereof by 
some officGr of said city. 

XVIII. To prohibit the rolling of hoops, play-lf'"^°"^°"P' 
ing at ball, or flying of kites, or any other 
amusement or practice having a tendency to 

annoy persons passing in the streets and on the 
sidewalks in said city, or to frighten teams and . 
horses within the same. 

XIX. To compel all persons to keep the snow, b" rrmTy'ld!'' '° 
ice and dirt from the side-walks in front of the 
premises owned or occup>ied by them, 

XX. To prevent the rinaing of bells, blowing ^jngm^ of beiis, 

^ e^ o 7 o g.^^^ prohibited. 

of horns and bugles, and crying of goods and 
other things, within the limits of said city. 

XXI. To abate and remove nuisances. 

XXII. To regulate and restrain runners forj^""^"^^*® ™°- 
boats and stages, or cars. 

XXIII. To survey the boundaries of said city. 

XXIV. To regulate the burial of the dead. ^""^'^ °^ ^^=^^- 

XXV. To direct the returning and keeping of ^^Jy^^ moitai- 
bills of mortality, and to impose penalties on 
physicians, sextons and others, for any default 

in the premises. 

XXVI. To regulate gauging, the place and ^'^isiiin? i^^y, 
manner of selling and weighing hay, or selling 



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Porters, &c. 



Watclimen. 



Police. 



Quality of bread. 



Public pumps, 



Street 
>Yalks, Sec. 



side 



Tublic Ii<jbts. 
Five department. 



pickled and other fish, and of selling and meas- 
uring of wood, lime and coal, and to appoint 
suitable persons to superintend and conduct the 
same. 

XXVII. To regulate porters, cartmen and 
cartage. 

XXVIII. To appoint watchmen, and prescribe 
their powers and duties. 

XXIX. To regulate the police of said city. 

XXX. To regulate the quality of bread, and to 
provide for the seizure or forfeiture of bread 
baked contrary thereto. 

XXXI. To establish, make and regulate public 
pumps, wells, cisterns and reservoirs, and to 
prevent the unnecessary waste of water. 

XXXII. To establisli and regulate public 
pounds. 

XXXIII. Eelative to the grade of streets and 
the grade and width of side-walks ; relative to 
trees, planted for shade, ornament, convenience 
or use, public or private, and to tlie fruit of 
such trees ; relative to tresspass committed in 
gardens ; relative to the sweeping of chimneys ; 
relative to the forms of oaths to be taken by the 
treasurer of said city, and the inspectors of 
produce brought to said city for sale ; relative 
to the bonds to be given by the civil officers of 
said city for the faithful discharge of their duty ; 
relative to the penalties to be incurred by those 
who, being chosen to any city office, shall (not 
])eing excused by the city) refuse to serve ; rel- 
ative to public lights and lamps ; relative to pre- 
serving said city from exposure to fire, and to 
prevent the future erection of any building or 



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buildings, in the most compact and populous 
part of said city, or the alteration, or appropri- 
ation of any buildings already erected, to be 
used for bakers' shops, blacksmiths' shops, hat- 
ters' shops, or tallow chandlers' shops, or any 
other buildings for those or similar purposes, 
which, in the opinion of the common council of 
said city respectively, shall more immediately • 
expose said city to injury and destruction from 
fire ; to designate and assign the limits to their 
said city within which no person or persons 
shall be permitted in future to erect, use, or 
occupy any building or buildings, of the kind, 
or for the use mentioned in this act, without 
license from the court of common council ; and 
to make by-laws relative to licensing and regu- 
lating porters, cartmen, or truckmen, butchers, 
petty grocers or hucksters, peddlers, hawkers, Licensing and 

^ • J. n 1 1 i. ■ 4.- regulating- por- 

and common victuallers, under such restrictions ters, &c. 
and limitations as to them shall appear neces- 
sary ; for designating the place or places for 
military parades, in or near said city ; for laying ^^^^^.^g^^,^^^^ 
out and regulating public squares and walks ; 
for regulating military parades and rondez-^'^^'^^yp*'''"^'"'- 
vous, within the limits of said city ; and the 
marching of military companies with music in 
the streets of said city ; for preventing and pun- 
ishing trespasses on public buildings ; and in 
relation to cemeteries, public burial grounds, 
squares, commons and other public grounds. 

And may make any other by-laws and regu- J;^p'^'^jJ!^°j|^^ *° ^j^* 
lations which may seem for the well-being of ^i^^'^j^^^J^I"'' °^ 
said city, provided they be not repugnant to the 
constitution or laws of New Hampshire, which 



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by-laws shall take effect and bo in force from 
the time therein limited, without the sanction 
or confirmation of any other authority whatever. 

^'':f-^ri*'° ^^^AU such by-laws and all city ordinances shall 
be duly published, in such newspaper or news- 

Au fines, &c. to papcrs as the city council shall direct. All fines 

enure to the city. '^ ^ 

and forfeitures for the violation of any by-law 
^HJ^ or ordinance of the city, shall be recovered 
by complaint before the police court of said 
city of Manchester, and shall enure to such 
uses as the city council shall direct ; but the 

wT^' ^° '"' ^^' P^rty prosecuted shall have the right of appeal 
to the court of common pleas in the same 
manner, and upon the same terms and condi- 
tions as are provided by law for appeals from 
the judgment of justices of the peace in other 
criminal prosecutions. It shall be sufficient, in 

oin p?aii°iy!'^ ^^"^ ^^y such complaint, to set out the offence 
plainly and substantially ; but the by-law or 
ordinance on which the complaint is founded 
need not be recited or set out. 

Sec. 18. The city council shall take proper 

So money to be caro that uo moucy be paid out from the city 

paid out unless - . -. , , 

appropriated, trcasury unless previously granted and appro- 
priated ; shall secure a just and prompt account- 
ability from all persons entrusted with the 
receipt, custody or disbursement of the moneys 
or funds of the city ; shall have the care and 
superintendence of the city buildings, and all 
city property, and the power to let or sell what 

Eight to pur- may be legally let or sold ; and to purchase 
property. pj,QpQj,^^^ Pg^j qj. pgrsoual, lu tlic uamc and for 

the use of said city, whenever the interest or 
convenience of the city shall require it. The 



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city council shall, once in every year at least, ^J'ip"™^ °^pen- 
publish, for the use and information of the in- pyj,\'ig^j,,,^_° ^^ 
habitants, a particular account of the receipts 
and expenditures of the city, and a schedule of 
the property and debts of the city. 

Sec. 19. The city council shall have the power f^f^^^ drains'&c' 
to construct drains and common sewers through 
any highways, streets or private lands, paying 
the owners such damage as they shall sustain 
thereby ; and to require all persons to pay a 
reasonable sum for the right to open any drain 
into such public drain or common sewer. 

Sec. 20. All the power and authority now officersN-ested in 
vested by law in the board of health for the 
town of Manchester, shall be transferred to, and 
vested in, the city council, and shall be carried 
into execution by the appointment of health 
commissioners, or in such other manner as the 
city council shall determine. 

Sec. 21. The city council shall have power 
to provide for the appointment or election of 
all necessary officers for the good government 
of the city, not otherwise provided for, and to 
prescribe their duties and fix their compensa- 
tion ; but no person shall be elected by the city dectlf °to'°any 

• ■, .jtiji TAii office of emolu- 

council, or appointed by the mayor and Alder- ment who is an 

, rn n ^ j i j_ ii alderman or a 

men, to any office oi emolument, who, at the common councii- 
time of his election or appointment, shall be a 
member of the board of aldermen or of the 
common council. 

Sec. 22. The city council shall, annually, on to elect city ci'k 

ii'Tmn r>-«r • .in conTention, 

the third Tuesday of March, meet m convention, on 3d Tuesday 

•' ' of March. 

and elect, by joint ballot, a city clerk, who shall 
be sworn to the faithful discharge of the duties 



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of his office ; one year, and until another shall 
be chosen and qualified : removable, however, at 
the pleasure of the city council. The city clerk 
dnfof\"ebo°ard shall bc, ex officio, clerk of the board composed 
&ofdtyTouncii of the mayor and aldermen. He shall keep a 
conv"ntion.°° ^"jouoial of all tlic votes and proceedings of the 
mayor and aldermen, and also of the city coun- 
cil, when sitting in convention; and shall per- 
form such other duties as the mayor and alder- 
men or the city council shall prescribe. 

To have all the Hc sliall also pcrform all the duties, and ex- 
powers and per- ^ 

town ?"i^k^' °^ ercise all the powers, incumbent upon, and ves- 
ted in, the town clerk of the town of Manches- 
ter, except where it is herein otherwise provid- 

To deliver all ed. Hc shall dclivcr to his successor in office, 

journals, &c., to 

his successor, as soon as clioscn and qualified, all journals, 

records, record books, papers, documents, or other 

things, held by him in his capacity of city clerk. 

Sec. 23. The city council shall, also, in the 

^ols ele-Ted"by ^*^^^^^^ ^^ April, annually, in convention and 

Apri\. ^''"°' '" ^y JO"it ballot, elect a city treasurer, and all 

other subordinate officers who are not chosen 

by the inhabitants or appointed by the mayor 

and aldermen ; and shall also fill all vacancies 

Vacancies to be -^i;ii(3h sliall cxist iu the boards of assessors, as- 

oandidates how slstaut asscssors, overseers of the poor, or school 

determined ^ 

committee, by reason of a failure to elect by 
the inhabitants at the annual meeting. 

The candidates for filling such vacancies shall 
^*°°^ '°"'°""- be determined in the manner provided by the 
constitution of the State for fixing upon candi- 
dates to fill vacancies in the State Senate, 
^erseeispoor. g^^^ ^g^ rpj-^^ qualified votors iu each ward 

shall, at the annual meeting, choose one person 



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to be a member of the school committee, one 

. , i f> n 1 -in Assessors, how 

person to be a member oi the board of overseers chosen. 
of the poor, and one person to be a member of 
the board of assessors, each of whom shall be a 
resident of the ward for which he is chosen. 

The assessors so elected shall perform all snch Duties of aesess- 
duties, relative to taking the inventory and ap- 
praisal of property for taxation, as are now by 
law required of the selectmen and assessors. 

The board of overseers of the poor, with the Duties of orer- 

. seers. 

mayor as chairman, shall perform the same du- 
ties as are now incumbent on that body in 
towns, and the school committee shall possess 
all the powers and perform all the duties now by Duties of school 

-, -< -I ' T n committee. 

law granted and requn^ed of the superintending 
and prudential committee of towns. 

Sec. 26. All meetings of the inhabitants, for Time of election, 
the election of county, State, or United States' 
officers, who are voted for by the people, shall 
be held in their respective wards at the time le- 
gally appointed for those elections respectively. 

Sec. 30. All acts and parts of acts, inconsis- f^';'^ j^"^*'*- 
tent with the provisions of this act, are hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 33. This act shall go into operation from 
and after its passage. 

Sec. 9, of Am't. After this act shall go into 
effect, and within ten days thereafter, the mayor 

y . Mayor and Al- 

and aldermen shall prepare, revise, correct, and Mermen to issue 

r i. 7 ' ' Warrants, &c. 

post up in the same manner as selectmen of 
towns are required to do, an alphabetical list of 
voters in each of said wards or towns, and shall 
issue a warrant for the meeting of the inhabi- 
tants in their respective towns or wards ; such 



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warrant shall be served ten days at least before 
the tune of meeting, and shall designate the 
place for said meetings. At said meeting a 
moderator, clerk, and three selectmen shall be 
chosen, who shall be qualified and respectively 
take the oath of office required by law, and 
shall then enter upon and discharge and per- 
form all the duties of their respective offices in 
the same manner as if they had been elected 
prior to the third Tuesday of March of the 
present year. Any justice of the peace in the 
respective wards may call the first meeting to 
order, and preside until a moderator shall have 
been chosen. 

Sec. 10 OF Am't. Sections two, three, four. 
Acts repealed, fivc, six, scveu, twclvc, twcuty-four, thirty-one, 
and thirty-two of the act to establish the city of 
Manchester, and so much of section twenty-three 
of said act as relates to the choice of a collector 
of taxes, and so much of section eleven of said 
act as relates to preparing, revising, correcting, 
and posting up check lists, and so much of sec- 
tion sixteen as relates to the times and places of 
holding the police court and establishing rules 
thereof, and the appointment of, and powers and 
duties and the pay of special justices of said 
court^ be and the same are hereby repealed. 

Sec. • 11 OF Am't. This act shall take effect 
on the first day of October next : provided, 
however, That the representatives to the gener- 
al court, the mayor, board of aldermen, and 
board of common council, and all officers ap- 
pointed by them, or either of them, shall hold 
their respective offices for the same time, sub- 



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ject to all the liabilities, and perform all the duties of their 
respective offices, except so far as relates to the check lists 
and the elections in the same manner as if this act had not 
been passed. 



CHAPTER 837. 



AN ACT in amendment of the charter of the city of Man- 
chester. 

Section | Section. 

1. Mayor, plurality of votes to elect. 4. Acts repealed. 

2. Case when new election shall be ox-dered. i 5. Act to take effect from and after iti 

3. City clerk to receive invoice and assess- passag'e. 

ments. | 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court convened, That on the 
examination and count of votes for mayor, as is prescribed 
in the seventh section of the six hundred and fifteenth 
chapter of the laws of this State, the person who shall 
have the largest number of votes in all the wards shall be 
declared duly chosen mayor. 

Sec. 2. If two or more persons at any election for the 
choice of mayor shall receive the largest and an equal 
number of votes, so that no choice be made, the mayor and 
aldermen shall make a record of the fact, and forthwith 
issue their precept to the selectmen, requiring them to call 
meetings in their respective wards for another election, and 
shall fix the time when said meeting shall be called ; and 
the same proceedings shall be had from time to time until 
a Mayor shall be chosen. 



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Sec. 3. The city clerk shall receive the invoice and as- 
sessments, or a copy thereof, as is prescribed in the sixth 
section of the forty-third chapter of the Revised Statutes, 
and keep such record open to the inspection of all persons^ 
but need not record the same. 

Sec. 4. So much of section seventh of the six hundred 
and fifteenth chapter of the laws of this State, and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Approved, July 7, 1849. 



CHAPTER 1105. 

AN ACT relating to the police court of the city of Man- 
chester. 

SacTioN I Sectiok 

1. Police justice may hold the office of | 2. Salary of justice ; fees how dispoBed 
Clerk. of. 

I 3. Acts and parts of acts repealed. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court convened^ Tliat the jus- 
tice of the police court of the city of Manchester may hold 
the office, exercise the powers, and perform the duties of 
clerk of the said court. 

Sec. 2. The justice of the said court, shall annually re- 
ceive a salary of three hundred dollars, to be paid by the 
city of Manchester, in quarterly payments of seventy-five 



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dollars each, which shall be in full for all services perform- 
ed by him for the said city, and of all fees in actions and 
prosecutions prosecuted by said city, or the officers there- 
of, for which the said city would otherwise be responsible. 
The said justice shall account for and pay over to the city 
treasurer, as now provided by law, all fines and fees by hijm 
received in actions and prosecutions by or in behalf of 
said city as aforesaid, and shall be entitled to retain to his 
own use the fees by him received or receivable in all other 
cases. 

Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
act are repealed. 

Approved, June 26, 1851. 



CHAPTER 1123. 

AN ACT in addition to an amendment of an act entitled 
"An act to establish the City of Manchester." 

Section 2. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court convened, That in addition 
to the powers of mayor and aldermen of the city of Man- 
chester, enumerated in the eleventh section of the city char- 
ter, they shall have the power and authority to appoint a 
collector of taxes for said city ; and the collector so ap- 
pointed shall have the exclusive right and power to collect 
the taxes of said city of Manchester, notwithstanding the 



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provisions of the fifteenth section of the charter of said city, 
and that so much of said fifteenth section as authorizes the 
city marshal to collect the taxes of said city, be, and the 
same hereby is repealed. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect when it shall have been 
approved by both branches of the city government of Man- 
chester. 

Approved, July 3, 1851. 



ANNEXATION ACT 
CHAPTER 1406. 

AN ACT to sever certain tracts of land from the towns of 
Bedford and Goffstown, and annex the same to the city 
of Manchester. 



Sbgtion 

1. Land severed from Bedford and Goffs- 
town,and annexed to the city of Manchester. 

2. Divided into two wards, &c. 

3. Roads and bridges, how toaintained — 
debts, payment of — public property, dis- 
position of. 



Section 

4. Taxes assessed, disposition of. 

5. Duties of mayor and aldermen of the city 
of Manchester, after acceptance of the act. 

6. Act void, unless accepted by the city 
council, &c. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court convened, That the follow- 
ing described tract of land, situate partly in the town of 
Bedford and partly in the town of Goffstown, in the county 
of Hillsborough, to wit : — beginning at a stake and stones 
on the bank of Merrimack river, in said town of Bedford, at 



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the southeasterly corner of Samuel McQuestion's farm, 
thence westerly by the south Ihie of said McQuestion's land, 
about two hundred and twenty rods, to the range line be- 
tween the twelfth and thirteenth ranges in said town of 
Bedford ; thence northerly by said range line to a stake and 
stones on the line between said towns of Bedford and 
Goffstown, near the dwelling house of Daniel George ; 
thence westerly by said town line about thirty-four rods to 
a stake and stones ; thence northerly, following the line be- 
tween the eleventh and twelfth ranges in said town of Goffs. 
town to the southwest corner of the town of Hooksett ; 
thence easterly by the line of said town of Hooksett to 
Merrimack river ; thence southerly by said Merrimack river 
to the place of beginning ; Vvdth all the inhabitants thereof, 
be and the same is hereby severed from said towns of Bed- 
ford and Goffstown respectively, and annexed to and made 
a part of the city of Manchester. 

Sec. 2. Said territory so severed and annexed, as afore- 
said, shall be divided into two wards ; that part severed 
from tlie town of Bedford to be called and known as ward 
numljer seven, and that part severed from the town of 
Goffstown to be called and known as ward number eight ; 
which said wards shall elect one representative each to the 
general court, and such other officers as the other wards of 
said city are entitled to elect ; and the inhabitants thereof 
shall be subject to all the by-laws, ordinances, regulations 
and liablilitics, and be entitled to all the privileges and im- 
munities of the inhabitants of snch other wards. 

Sec. 3. Said city of Manchester shall assume and be re- 
sponsible for the maintenance of all the roads and bridges 
within the limits of the tract so severed and annexed as 
aforesaid ; and shall be accountable to said towns of Bed- 
ford and Goffstown respectively for such proportion of the 
debts of said towns now existing, deducting therefrom the 



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amount of money already raised or directed to be raised by 
either of said towns to be applied towards the liquidation 
of the same, as the inventory of the inhabitants of said towns 
respectively in the territories so severed and annexed last 
made, bears to the whole amount of inventory last made in 
each of said towns, and the towns of Bedford and Goffstown 
shall each retain their public property the same as though 
this act had never been passed. 

Sec. 4. All taxes heretofore assessed upon the polls and 
estates of persons residing within the limits of the territory 
hereby severed and annexed, and all non-resident taxes 
assessed within any school district within said limits shall 
be collected, paid over and applied in the same way and 
manner as if this act had not been passed. 

Sec. 5. Upon the acceptance of the act as herein provid- 
ed, the mayor and aldermen of the city of Manchester 
shall seasonably issue precepts to any two of the principal 
inhabitants in each of the two wards which may be annexed, 
' agreeably to the provisions of this act, requiring them to 
call a meeting of the legal voters of their respective wards, 
to be holden at some convenient place within the same, on 
the second Tuesday of March, in the year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, for the purpose of 
voting for State, county, city and ward officers, and for 
transacting all other necessary business — said warrants to 
be posted and returned, and said meetings to be organized 
and conducted in the same way and manner as warrants 
are posted and returned and meetings are organized and 
conducted in the other wards of said city. All officers duly 
chosen and qualified at said meetings, or otherwise, accord- 
ing to law, shall have all the powers and authority vested 
in like officers by the laws of this State ; and all the pro- 
ceedings of said meetings shall have like validity with tho 
proceedings of the meetings in the other wards of said city. 



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Sec. 6. This act shall be void unless accepted by the citj 
council of Manchester, on or before the second Tuesday of 
August, A. D., 1853. 

Approved July 1, 1853. 



CHAPTER 1588. 
AN ACT relating to the Manchester City Library. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court convened, That the City 
Council of the city of Manchester and the Manchester Ath- 
en^um be and they hereby are authorized to make and 
confirm such contract and arrangement as they may think 
advisable for the establishment of a City Library for said 
city ; and the trustees of said library may bo designated 
and appointed in and by such contract, and vacancies in 
■ the office of trustees shall be filled agreeably thereto ; and 
the trustees so elected or appointed shall hold their offices 
for the terms, and shall be vested with the powers and sub- 
ject to the duties specified in such contract. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

Approved July 11, 1854. 



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CHAPTER 1675. 

AN ACT authorizing the appointment of a superintend- 
ent of public instruction in the City of Manchester. 



Section 

3. Duties of school committee. 

4. Act to take effect in Mancliester on its 

passage; any oilier city may adopt it. 



Section 

1. Mayor and aldermen and school com- 

mittee to elect a superintendent to 
hold office two years, &c. 

2. Powers ancl duties of superintendent 

defined. Compensation to be deter- 
mined by city council. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court convened, The board of 
mayor and aldermen and board of school committee shall 
in convention elect some suitable person to be superintend- 
ent of public instruction, in said city, who shall hold his 
office two years from the time of his appointment, and if 
any vacancy shall occur in said office by resignation or 
otherwise, they shall fill the same immediately, and if the 
convention shall fail to elect within one month from the 
passage of this act, or from the time of any vacancy, the 
mayor and aldermen shall appoint the same. 

Sec. 2. The superintendent shall exercise the general 
supervision of the public schools in said city, and shall 
perform such duties now required of the superintending 
school committee as relate to visiting schools, and shall 
assist in examining teachers and scholars, and in preparing 
the annual report. He shall, also under the supervision 
and direction of the board of school committee, perform 
such duties required of the prudential committee of towns, 
as relates to furnishing fuel and other necessary supplies, and 
to making repairs, and shall report his proceedings, and 
the condition and progress of the schools, to the board as 
often as they may require, and shall receive such compen- 
sation as the city council may determine ; but such 
compensation shall not be diminished during his continu- 
ance in office. 



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Sec. 3. The school committee shall continue to perform 
all the duties now by law required of them, except so far 
as they may be legally performed by the superintendent, 
and shall receive such compensation as the city council 
may decide. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect in the city of Manches- 
ter, from and after its passage ; and any other city at its 
annual meeting, or at any meeting lawfully called for that 
purpose, may adopt the provisions of this chapter which 
shall thereupon extend and apply to such city as fully as 
to the city of Manchester. 

Approved July 9, 1853. 



CHAPTER 1680. 

AN ACT in amendment of an act, entitled "An act to 
sever a certain tract of land from Bedford and Goffstowu 
and to annex the same to tlie city of Manchester," 
approved July 1st, 1855. 



SacTION 

1. Manchester to pay to Bedford and 
QofFbtown the just proportion of 
State and County taxes for 1861 and 
interest. 



2. Act to take effect from its passage. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Hnvse of 
Representatives in General Court convened^ The city of 
Manchester shall on or before the first day of June next, 



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assess, collect and pay over to the towns of Bedford and. 
Goffstown, respectively, a surn equal to the difference 
between the amount of the State and County taxes assessed 
upon those towns respectively in the year eighteen hundred 
and fifty-four, agreeably to the provisions of the act entitled 
"an act to establish a new proportion for public taxes," 
approved January 7, 1853, and the- amount which would 
have been assessed upon those towns respectively, according 
to the provisions of Chapter 1647 of the Pamphlet Laws, if 
the same had been incorporated into the act to which this is 
in amendment, with interest thereon from the time said 
amounts were or shall be paid by said towns respectively, 
to the time when the same shall be paid over by said city 
of Manchester aforesaid. 

Sec, 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

Approved July 18, 1853. 



CHAPTER 1686. 

AN ACT to sever a portion of territory from Ward 8, and 
annex the same to Ward 7 in Manchester. 

Section ISectiost 

1. Dividing linea defined. I 2. Act to take effect on its passage. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court convened, That all the 
territory formerly belonging to Goffstown, and lying south 



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of Piscataquog river, now constituting a part of Ward 8, in 
Manchester, shall be, and hereby is, severed from said 
Ward and annexed to Ward 7 in said Manchester. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Approved June 30, 1855. 



CHAPTER 1849. 

AN ACT to authorize the city of Manchester to take stock 
in the Manchester Acqueduct. 



Section 
1. Manchester authorized to take 100,000 
stock, or loan that amount of money 
to the Manchester Acqueduct. 



Section 
U. Act takes effect from its 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court convened, Tliat the city 
of Manchester be, and they hereby are, authorized to sub- 
scribe for the capital stock of the Manchester acqueduct, 
incorporated at this sessiog. of the general court, to an 
amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, or to 
loan to said Manchester acqueduct any sum or sums of 
money not exceeding in the whole the sum of two hundred 
thousand dollars. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

Approved July 11, 1856. 



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CHAPTER 1858. 

AN ACT relating to the election of certain city and ward 
oJEficers of the city of Manchester. 



Section 

1. Annual municipal election to be holden 

2nd Tuesday in December, &c 

2. City government to organize 1st Tues- 

day in January. 

3. City clerk to be elected 1st Tuesd&y of 

January. Vacancies to be filled. 

4. Election of other officers to be provided 

for by ordinance. 

5. Present officers to hold office till 1st 

Tuesday of January, 1857. 



Section 

6. Plurality to elect. Check-lists to be 

used. Polls tobe open from 10 A.M. 
to 3 P. M. 

7. Naturalization papers in police court to 

be deposited with the present clerk 
thereof. 

8. Repealing clause. 

9. Act to be void unless adopted,and to take 

effect upon adoption. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court convened, That the an- 
nual meeting of the inhabitants of said city of Manchester 
for the choice of city and ward officers, shall be holden on 
the second Tuesday of December annually, and all city and 
ward officers who are chosen by the people, shall hold their 
respective offices for one year from the first Tuesday of 
January next, succeeding, and until others are chosen and 
qualified in their stead. 

Sec. 2. The Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, 
shall hereafter meet in convention for the purpose of taking 
the oath of their respective offices on the first Tuesday of 
January in each year, at ten o'clock in the fordnoon. 

Sec. 3. The city clerk shall be elected, qualified, and 
shall enter upon the discharge of the duties of his office on 
the first Tuesday of January in* each year ; provided, how- 
ever, that in case of vacancy, or of a failure to elect on the 
first Tuesday of January, said vacancy may be filled or 
election made at any other time. 

Sec. 4. All officers now required by law to be elected 
by the city council, or appointed by the mayor and alder- 
men in the month of April annually, may be so elected oi* 



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appointed at such other time or times annually as the city 
council shall appoint by an ordinance passed to that effect. 
And all such officers so elected or appointed, shall hold their 
respective offices until others are elected or appointed, and 
qualified in their stead. 

Sec. 5. The mayor, aldermen, common council, asses- 
sors, overseers of the poor, school committees, and ward 
officers now in office, shall hold their respective offices until 
the first Tuesday of January next, and until others are 
chosen and qualified in their steady, and no longer. And 
all officers now in office, elected by the city council or ap- 
pointed by the mayor and aldermen, shall hold their re- 
spective offices until others are elected or appointed and 
qualified in their stead, and no longer. All such officers 
shall be entitled to receive pay only for such portion of the 
year as they may have served. 

• Sec. 6. In all future elections of city and ward officers, 
chosen by the people, the person who shall receive the 
highest number of votes for any office shall be declared 
elected, and if a number of candidates greater than the 
requisite number shall severally receive the largest and an 
equal number of votes, so that no choice be made, the bal- 
lotings shall be continued until the requisite number of 
persons shall be chosen. In all elections by the voters of 
said city, voting, in their several wards, check-lists, pre- 
pared in the manner now prescribed by law, shall be used, 
and the polls shall be opened at ten o'clock in the forenoon 
on the day of election, and kept open till three o'clock in 
the afternoon. 

Sec. 7. All papers, documents, and records of the natu- 
ralization, by the police court of the city of Manchester, or 
before any justice, clerk, or other officer thereof, of aliens, 
or in any way relating thereto, including declarations of 
intentions to become citizens of the United States, and all 
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applications of aliens to be admitted to become such citi- 
zens, made to said police court, or to or before afly justice, 
clerk, or other officer thereof, and all evidence and records 
thereof shall be deposited with the present clerk of said 
court, and shall be kept by said clerk with the other papers 
and records of said court. 

Sec. 8. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
act, are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 9. This act shall be null and void unless accepted 
at a legal meeting called for that and other purposes on 
the fourth day of November, 1856, by a majority of the 
voters present and voting by ballot thereon in the several 
wards of said city, and the same shall take effect and be in 
force whenever so accepted. 

Approved July 12, 1856. 

This act was accepted by a majority of the legal voters, 
Nov. 4, 1856. 



CHAPTER 1683. 



AN ACT in amendment of the charter of the city of Man- 
chester. 

Section I Section 

1. Process to be under seal, bear teste of 4. Salary $500, in full compensation. 



the justice, and signed by clerk 
Writs against tenants returnable on any 

day. 
Special justice to perform duties of spe- 
cial clerk. 



5. All fees, lines, &c., to be paid to city 

marshal, &c. 

6. Repealing claiise. 

7. Act to take effect on its passage. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court convened, That all writs, 



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executions, and processes, in civil actions, issuing from tlic 
police court of the city of Manchester, shall be under the 
seal of the court, bear teste of the justice, and be signed by 
the clerk thereof. 

Sec. 2. Writs of summons against tenants may be 
made returnable into said court upon any other day besides 
the first Wednesday of each month. 

Sec. 3. The special justice of said court may hold the 
office, exercise the powers, and perform the duties of special 
clerk of said court, whenever it shall happen from any 
cause that the justice of said court shall be unable to act 
as clerk of said court. 

Sec. 4. The justice of the police court of the city of 
Manchester shall annually receive a salary of five hundred 
dollars, to be paid by said city in equal quarterly payments, 
which shall be in, full compensation for all services per- 
formed by him in behalf of said city, for all charges against 
the city as clerk of said court, and for all fees in actions 
for which the city would otherwise be responsible. 

Sec. 5. All fees, fines, and forfeitures accruing to said 
city, or paid by order of said police court, shall be paid to 
the city marshal, in the same manner as they are now re- 
quired by law to be paid to the justice of the police court. 
The city marshal shall pay all the fines, fees and forfeitures 
to the city treasurer, at such times a^d under such regula- 
"tions and penalties as the city council shall prescribe. 

Sec. 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect from and after its 
passage. 

Approved July 14, 1855 




STATE or NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



IN XHE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND 
riFTY-EIGHT. 

AN ACT in amendment of the charter of the city of Man- 
chester. 



Section 

1. Addition to ward one. 

2. Boundaries of ward four. 

3. " " five. 

4. " " six. 
5 Present ward ofiScers in wards one, four 

and six, as formerly constituted, 
shall remain ward officers of ward 
one, four and six until others are 
chosen and qualified. 



Section 
6. Mayor and aldermen to appoint three 
persons to call a meeting of legal 
voters in w ard five on 2nd Tuesday 
of December next for election of 
city and ward officers. Clerk and 
moderator, how appointed. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of 
Representatives in General Court convened, That so much 
of said city as lies between Lowell street on the north, and 
Hanover street on the south, Cliestnut street on the east, 
and Elm street on the west, is hereby annexed to ward one 
in said city. 

Sec. 2. Ward four shall include all that part of the 
city between Lowell street on the north, and Laurel street 
on the south. Chestnut street on the west, and the Wilson 
road on the east. 

Sec. 3. Ward five shall include all that part of the city 
situated between Hanover street on the north, and Auburn 
street on the south, Chestnut street on the east, and Elm 
street on the West. 

Sec. 4. Ward six shall include all that part of the city 
not embraced within the limits of any other ward. 

Sec. 5. The present ward ofiicers of wards one, four 



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and six, as heretofore constituted, shall respectively remain 
and be the ward officers of wards one, four and six, as con- 
stituted by this act, until others shall be chosen and quali- 
fied in their stead. ' 

Sec. 6. The mayor and aldermen of said city shall 
seasonably appoint three inhabitants, legal voters in ward 
five, as constituted by this act, who being first duly sworn, 
or any two of them may call the meeting of the legal voters 
of said ward, to be held on the second Tuesday of Decem- 
ber next, for its choice of city and ward officers, and shall 
have and exercise all the power belonging to, and perform 
all the duties incumbent upon, the selectmen of the other 
wards in said city, until selectmen shall be elected and 
qualified in their stead, and may appoint a moderator and 
clerk for said ward until others shall be elected and quali- 
fied in their stead. 

Sec. T. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed. 



CITY OF MANCHESTER. 



Ill the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four. 

An Ordinance for reyising and consolidating the General Ordinances 
of the City. 

Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen and Common 
Council of the City of Manchester, in City Council assembled, 
as follows : 

CHAPTER 1. 

Of Ordinances, 

Section ISbction 

1. By-Laws termed Ordinances. 3. All Ordinances to be published. 

2. Ordinances to be eng-rossed. 

Section 1. All By-Laws passed by the City Council shall 
be termed Ordinances, and the enacting style shall be — 
" Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen and Common 
Council of the City of Manchester in City Council assera. 
bled, as follows." 

Sec. 2. All ordinances shall be engrossed or recorded by 
the City Clerk in a fair and legible hand, without interline- 
ation or erasuro, in the order in which they shall be passed, 



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in a book to be kept for that purpose, made of strong linen 
paper with proper margin and index, to be lettered " Record 
of Ordinances of the City of Manchester," which book shall 
be preserved in the office of the City Clerk, subject to the 
inspection of the citizens. 

Sec. 3. All the Ordinances of the City Council and such 
Resolutions and Orders as the Mayor and Aldermen may 
direct, shall be published by causing the same to be insert- 
ed two weeks in two or more newspapers printed and pub- 
lished in the City of Manchester, as the Mayor and Al- 
dermen shall from time to time designate. 



CHAPTER 2. 

Of the City Seal. 



Section | 

1. Establishing a City Seal. | 

Section 1. The Seal of the City of Manchester shall be 
as follows : — 

1st. A circular disk, upon the border of which shall be 
the words, " City of Manchester. Incorporated June, 
1846." 

2d. Upon this disk to be a shield divided into three com- 
partments, each to contain a device. 1st, a waterfall with 
trees and the Uncunnunack Mountains in the back ground. 
2d, a piece of machinery called a regulator. 3d, a factory 
building, and an engine with a transportation car loaded 
with bales of manufactured goods. 



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3d. The shield to be surmounted by a haad holding a 
hammer with a scroll containing the words, " Labor Vincit," 
— the whole being the design hereto annexed. 




CHAPTER 3. 



Of the Accounts, Expenditures and Finances of the City. 



Section 

1. Committee on accounts, its duties. 

2. Accounts to be approved. 

3. City Clerk to receive and audit all ac- 
counts and present the same to Com- 
mittee. 

4. No appropriation to be overdrawn. 

5. Condition and manner of paying' money 
from the Treasury. 

6. Mayor to draw orders, when. 

7. Money specially appropriated, how 
drawn. 



Section 

8. City Clerk to report all moneys drawn, 
to Coinmittee on Accounts. 

9. Officers &c., receiving public moneys to 
pay and settle accounts, how often, &c. 

10. City Treasurer to give receipt, &c. 

11. City Treasurer to keep an accurate ac- 
count 01 all Receipts, Payments, &c. 

12. Committee on Finance, when appointed. 

13. Committee on Finance, its duties. 

14. Financial year to begin and end on the 
1st day of February. 



Section 1. There shall be appointed, at the commence- 
ment of each municipal year, a joint standing committee on 
accounts, consisting of two members from the Board of Al- 
dermen and three members of the Common Council ; which 



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committee shall meet, at least, every mouth, and carefully 
examiue and audit all accounts and claims against the City, 
which shall be laid before them, certified as provided in the 
succeeding section, and shall allow and pass the same if 
found to be correct and justly due. 

Sec. 2. No account or claim against the City, other than 
judgments of judicial Courts, shall be received or acted on, 
by the Committee on accounts, unless such account or claim 
shall be accompanied with a certificate of the Mayor, Pres- 
ident of the Common Council, or of some officer, committee 
or agent, authorized in behalf of the City to make the con- 
tract, or cause the expenditure to be made, that the same 
is correct. 

Sec. 3. The City Clerk shall receive all accounts and 
claims from persons having demands against the City, which 
shall have been certified as provided in the preceding sec- 
tion. He shall carefully examine all such accounts and 
claims, and see that they are correctly cast, and present the 
same, neatly folded, filed, labelled, to the Committee on 
accounts. He shall keep a book, in the manner and form 
the said Committee shall direct, wherein he shall enter the 
date and amount of every account and- claim against the 
City, as finally corrected and allowed by said Committee, 
and also the name of the person to whom the same shall be 
allowed, — designating the fund or appropriation from which 
the same shall be paid : and the certificate of tlie said Com- 
mittee, allowing any such account or claim, shall be made 
in the book thus kept by the City Clerk. 
' Sec. 4. The City Clerk shall also, under the direction of 
the Committee on accounts, keep a book or ledger, in which 
he shall enter the various appropriations made by the City 
Council, each under its appropriate head, and charge to 
each the diiferent payments and expenditures, that from 
time to time shall be made therefrom. Whenever any 



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appropriation shall be expended, the City Clerk shall imme- 
diately give notice thereof to the Mayor, the City Council, 
and to the committee on accounts : which committee shall 
pass or allow no claim or account, chargeable to any head 
or apprapriation which is expended, until the City Council 
shall have provided the means of paying the same. The 
City Clerk shall also open an account with the City Trea- 
surer, charging him with the amount of all loans to the 
city ; and all sums of money paid to him on behalf of the 
city, by the collector or other agent of the city, or by any 
person in any way indebted to the city ; and also with 
all bonds, notes, mortgages, or other securities, in the 
hands of the Treasurer, and belonging to the city : to the 
end that the amount and value thereof may be seen, at any 
time, on his books. 

Sec. 5. No money shall be drawn out of the City Trea- 
sury except upon the written order of the Mayor, addressed 
to the Treasurer, and countersigned by the City Clerk, and 
numbered so as to correspond with the number on the ac- 
count or claim it shall be drawn to pay. 

Sec. 6. The Mayor is hereby authorized to draw orders 
on the Treasurer for the payment of all accounts and 
claims allowed and certified by the Committee on accounts 
as provided in the first section ; but he shall not draw his 
order on the Treasurer for the payment of any account or 
claim against the city, excepting as provided in the suc- 
ceeding section, unless the same shall have been allowed 
and certified by the Committee on accounts ; nor shall he 
draw any order in payment for any services rendered, or 
any materials furnished for any department, beyond the 
sum specifically appropriated therefor by the City Council. 

Sec. 7. Any sum of money, which shall have been spe- 
cially appropriated for the payment of principal or interest 
due on any note or other security of the City, or of the town 



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of Manchester, may be drawn from tlie Treasury, and paid 
by the order of the Mayor, for the purpose for which it was 
appropriated, without any action on the part of the Com- 
mittee on accounts : and whenever it shall be necessary to 
pay money in advance, on contracts made or for work begun 
but not completed, the Mayor, upon being satisfied of such 
necessity, may draw his order on the treasurer for any sum 
not exceeding three hundred dollars at any one time. 

Sec. 8. Whenever any money shall be drawn from the 
Treasury, for the purpose specified in the preceding sec- 
tion, the City Clerk shall report the same and the amount 
thereof to the Committee on accounts at their next meet- 
ing, and shall charge the same under the appropriate head 
of expenditure. 

Sec. 9. All City officers, who shall, in their official ca- 
pacity, receive any money on behalf of the City, shall pay 
to the Treasurer the amount in their hands once in three 
months, and oftener if required, except the Collector of 
Taxes, who shall make such payment whenever the sum in 
his hands shall amount to five hundred dollars. All other 
persons who shall have money in their hands belonging to 
the City, shall forthwith pay the same to the Treasurer. 

Sec. 10. In all cases of the payment of money to the 
City Treasurer, he shall give his receipt for the amount to 
the person paying the same ; which receipt shall be deliv- 
ered to the City Clerk, and filed in his office ; and the City 
Clerk shall give to the person paying, a certificate as evi- 
dence of such payment. And all city officers and agents, 
receiving money in behalf of the city, shall deliver to the 
City Clerk, once in three months, a report in detail of the 
amount received and what disposition has been made 
thereof, except in cases otherwise provided. 

Sec. 11. The City Treasurer shall, under the direction 
of the Committee on accounts, keep, in a book provided 



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for the purpose, an accurate and true account of all his 
receipts and payments on behalf of the city, making the 
same conform in the mode of entry, as near as may be, 
with the accounts kept by the City Clerk. He shall not 
pay any money out of the Treasury, except upon orders of 
the Mayor, drawn in the form prescribed in the fifth sec- 
tion. He shall, once in six months, and oftener if re- 
quired, lay before the City Council a statement of the 
condition of the Treasury, and of all moneys received and 
paid by him on city account, during the preceding six 
months. 

Sec. 12. There shall be appointed, at -the commence- 
ment of each municipal year, a Committee on Finance, 
consisting of the Mayor, one member of the Board of Al- 
dermen, and three members of the Common Council ; 
which Committee shall negotiate all loans to the city which 
shall be authorized by the City Council, and shall report 
the amount to the City Treasurer. 

Sec. 13. The Committee on Finance shall, in the month 
of March, annually, prepare and lay before the City Coun- 
cil an estimate of the amount of money necessary to be 
raised for the ensuing financial year, under the various 
heads of appropriation, and the ways and means of raising 
the same : and shall also, in the month of February, annu- 
ally, prepare and lay before the City Council a statement of 
the receipts and expenditures of the preceding financial 
year, giving in detail the amount of appropriation and ex- 
penditures for each department : and said statement shall 
be accompanied with a schedule of the property, real and 
personal, belonging to the City, and the value thereof, and 
the amount of the City debt. 

Sec. 14. The Committee on Finance shall, at the close 
of each municipal year, and as much oftener as they shall 
deem it expedient, examine and audit the accounts of the 



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City Treasurer, and, for that purpose, shall have access to 
all books and vouchers in his possession or in possession of 
the City Clerk, or any other officer of the City. The said 
Committee shall not only compare said accounts with the 
vouchers thereof, but shall ascertain whether all moneys 
due the city have been collected and accounted for : they 
shall also examine all notes and securities in his hands be- 
longing to the city, and make report thereof to the City 
Council. 

Sec. 15. The City Treasurer shall make up his accounts 
to the first day of February ; and the financial year shall 
henceforth begin and end on the first day of February in 
each year. 



CHAPTER 4. 



Of the City Marshal and Police. 



Section 

1. Appointment of City Marshal. 

2. Bank of Marshal and assistants, and 

duties, &c. 

3. Duty as to streets, &c. 

4. Duties as to public health. 

5. To execute all ordinances relating' to 

unlawful practices in the streets, &c. 

6. Duties of Marshal in case of fire. 

7. Appointment of night-watch. 

8. City Marshal to be Captain of watch, 

&c. 

9. To wear badge. i 
10. Mayor and Aldermen to remove, ap- 
point successor, &c. I 



Section 
H. Mayor and Aldermen to appoint police 

officers, &c. 
18. City Marshal. &c., to pay over fees, &c. 

13. City Marshal and assistant to devote 

whole time. 

14. Compensation of City Marshal. 



15. 


Assistant. 


16. " 


Constable. 


17. " 


Police officers 


18. 


Watchmen. 


19. 


Night watch. 



Section 1. The Mayor and Aldermen shall appoint, and 
shall hereafter at the commencement of every municipal 
year, appoint a City Marshal and an assistant Marshal. 
5 



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They shall be severally appointed to the office of constable ; 
and before entering upon the duties of their office, shall 
take, before the Mayor and Aldermen, the oath prescribed 
by law for constables, and shall each give bond, in the sum 
of three hundred dollars, mth surety, to be approved by 
the Mayor and Aldermen, for the faithful performance of 
the duties of his office. 

Sec. 2. The City Marshal shall have precedence and 
command over the assistant Marshal and the other con- 
stables of the city, when acting together in the same ser- 
vice, or when thereto directed by the Mayor. In the 
absence of the City Marshal, the assistant Marshal shall 
have such precedence and command. They shall aid and 
assist the City Marshal in executing the duties of his office 
when requested by him, or directed so to do by the Mayor. 
But when neither the City Marshal or assistant Marshal 
shall be present, said constables shall have power to act in 
their stead, taking precedence in the order of their ap- 
pointment. 

Sec. 3. The said City Marshal shall, from time to time, 
pass through the streets, lanes and alleys of the city, and 
take notice of all nuisances, obstructions and impediments 
therein, and on the sidewalks thereof, and cause the same 
forthwith to be removed, and the authors thereof to be 
prosecuted according to law. He shall observe all defects 
and wants of the highways and streets, and give immediate 
notice thereof to the Mayor and Aldermen, to the end that 
the same may be amended. He shall to the utmost of his 
power preserve the public peace, and prevent all riots, dis- 
orders, and unlawful practices within the city. He shall 
carry into execution within the city, the laws of the State, 
and all the ordinances of the city, and be vigilant, detect 
and bring to punishment all violators thereof. He shall 
obey and execute all the commands of the Mayor and Al- 



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dermen, which in any way relate to the interest or security 
of the city and the inhabitants thereof. He shall receive 
all complaints made to him of any violation of the laws or 
of any ordinance of the city, and shall, in behalf of the 
city, cause the offenders against such laws and ordinances, 
to be promptly prosecuted before the Police Court of the 
city of Manchester, and shall attend, on behalf of the city, 
at their trials. He shall lay before the Mayor and Alder- 
men, once in three months, and oftener if required, a state- 
ment of all offences against the laws of the State and the 
ordinances of the city, and of all prosecutions instituted by 
him on behalf of the city, and the result thereof. 

Sec. 4. The said Marshal shall, under the authority and 
control of the Mayor and Aldermen, carry into execution 
all rules and ordinances, which shall from time to time be 
made by the City Council, relative to the causes of sick- 
ness, nuisances, and sources of filth, which may effect inju- 
riously the health or comfort of the inhabitants ; and they 
shall cause all such nuisances, sources of filth, and causes 
of sickness, to be immediately removed, destroyed, or pre- 
vented, conformably to such ordinances and laws of the 
State. 

Sec. 5. The said Marshal shall execute and carry into 
effect all ordinances, which shall from time to time be 
made by the City Cou||iil, to prevent unlawful and injuri- 
ous practices in tlio streets and other public places in the 
city. 

Sec. (3. The said Marshals and the other constables of 
the city shall, in case of fire, repair to the j)lace where the 
fire may lie, and attend diligently to the preservation of the 
public peace, and the prevention of thefts and of the loss 
or destruction of property. The watchmen, on an alarm 
of fire being given, shall give notice thereof by crying fire, 
and naming the street or direction in which it may be. 



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Sec. 7. The Mayor and Aldermen may from time to 
time, order a suitable watch to be kept in the night ; and 
for that purpose may appoint any number of watchmen, 
not exceeding ten, which they may deem necessary, and 
establish all needful rules and regulations for the govern- 
ment thereof. 

Sec. 8, The City Marshal shall be captain of the watch, 
and shall obey and execute all rules and orders made and 
given him in charge in that behalf by the Mayor and Al- 
dermen. He shall, when on the watch, pass in and about 
the streets, lanes and principal inhabited places of the city, 
to prevent danger by fire, and to see that order is kept, 
and that all disturbances and disorders are prevented and 
suppressed, and, for that purpose, he as well as any of the 
night watch, shall have authority to examine all persons 
whom they shall see walking abroad in the night, after ten 
o'clock, and whom they shall have reason to suspect of any 
unlawful uGsigh, anu to demanu of tlicm thsir buslIlCSS 
abroad at such time and whither they are going ; to enter 
any house of ill-fame, dram-shop, cellar, or other buildings, 
for the purpose of suppressing any riot or disturbance 
therein, and to arrest any persons there found making or 
abetting in such riot or disturbance, and all persons so 
walking abroad and suspected of jtny unlawful design as 
aforesaid, who shall not give a satisfactory account of their 
so being abroad and of their business, and all persons so 
arrested in such houses of ill-fame, dram-shop, cellar, or 
other building, shall be secured by imprisonment or other- 
wise, to be safely kept imtil the next morning, and shall 
then be taken before the Police Court, to be examined and 
proceeded with according to the nature of their offence. 

3ec. 9. The said Marshal and all other watchmen, when 
attending watch, shall carry with them such badge of their 
offtce as tlje Mayor and Aldermen shall prescribe. 



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Sec. 10. The Mayor and Aldermen may at any time, by 
vote, remove from offiee either of said Marshals, and ap- 
point a successor or successors. They may also, in case of 
the death or resignation of either of the said Marshals, ap- 
point another in his place. 

Sec. 11. The Mayor and Aldermen may appoint any 
number of Police officers they may think necessary, by 
writing under their hands. Said officers may be appointed 
at any time during the year, and may be removed at the 
pleasure of the Mayor and Aldermen, and shall hold their 
office imtil the last day of the month of March next suc- 
ceeding their appointment, unless removed, and shall each 
of them render to the City Marshal, once in three months, 
an account of their services, and of the time spent in the 
discharge of their official duties. 

Sec. 12. The assistant City Marshal, constables, watch- 
men, and police officers of the city, upon receiving any fees 
as witnesses in any criminal case, or fees for services of any 
criminal process, and any moneys for services in behalf of 
the city, shall forthwith pay over the same to the City Mar. 
slial. The City Marshal shall keep an account of all the 
moneys thus received, and pay over the same when re- 
ceived, together with his own fees received as witness in 
any criminal case, or for services of any criminal process, 
and all moneys received for services in belialf of the city, 
to the City Treasurer. 

Sec. 13. The City Marslial and assistant Marshal shall 
devote their whole time to the services of the city and 
duties of their office. 

Sec. 14. Tlie City Marshal shall receive in full for all 
his services as City Marshal, Constable, Police officer, and 
Health officer, the sum of seven hundred dollars per an- 
num, to be paid quarterly. 

Sec. 15. The assistant City Marshal shall receive in fuU 
for all. his services as assistant City Marshal, Constable, and 



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Police officer, the sum of five hundred dollars per annum, 
to be paid quarterly. 

Sec. 16. Each of the Constables of the city shall receive 
in full for his services as Constable and Police officer, the 
sum of one dollar and fifty cents per day, when employed 
in the service of the city, under the direction of the City 
Marshal or his assistant. 

Sec. 17. Each of the Police officers shall receive in full 
for all his services, the sum of one dollar per day, when 
employed in the service of the city under the direction of 
the City Marshal or his assistant. 

Sec. 18, Each of the watchmen of the city shall receive 
in full for all his services as watchman or Police officer, 
when performed to the acceptance of the City Marshal, the 
sum of one dollar and twenty-five cents per day, to be paid 
monthly. 

Sec. 19. Each of the night watchmen, or night police, 
shall receive in full for all his services as watchman and 
police officer, when performed to the acceptance of the City 
Marshal, the sum of one dollar and fifty cents per day, to 
be paid monthly. 



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CHAPTER 5. 

Of Streets and Abuses therein. 



SEOtlOtJ 

1. No person to encumber streets, &c. 

2. Mayor and Aldermen to grant license. 

3. Fence and lig-ht to be kept up. 

4. Boor-steps, platforms and porticoes not 

to encroach upon sidewalk. 

5. Fence to be kept up in certain cases. 

6. Dirt or rubbish, &c., not to be swept or 

deposited in any street. 

7. Fire-wood, coal, &c., not to remain on 

sidewalk, &c. 

8. Snow to be removed, when, &c. 

9. Sidewalk not to be obstructed. 

10. Houses, &c., removed, how, &c. 

11. Snow, ice, &c., to be evenly spread, &c. 

12. No team, &c., to obstruct flagging 

stones. 

13. Sleighs or sleds, &c., not to be driven 

faster than a walk, proviso. 



Section 

14. Awnings and shades not to be erected, 

unless. 

15. When otherwise ei'ected to be removed. 

16. Marshal to remove, Avhen, &c. 

17. Brawls, tumults, &c., in streets, for- 

bidden. 

18. Obscene songs, &c., forbidden. 

19 Injury to buildings, fences, trees, &c., 
forbidden. 

20. Use of fire-arms, &c., in streets, &c., 

forbidden. 

21. Public bathing prohibited. 

22. Carriages not to be used on sidewalk. 

23. Careless and fast driving and riding 

prohibited. 

24. No carriage or team to pass through 

streets without driver. 

25. Violations, how punished. 



Section 1. No person shall break or dig up the ground 
or stones m any street, lane or alley, or on any sidewalk 
or common, in the city, or erect any staging for building, 
or place or deposit any stone, bricks, timber, or other 
building materials, thereon, v/ithout first obtaining a writ- 
ten license from the Mayor and Aldermen, or some person 
authorized by them to grant such license, and complying, 
in all respects, with the conditions of such license. 

Sec. 2. The Mayor and Aldermen may grant a license 
in writing, to any person, for the purpose of building, or 
other lawful purposes, to dig up, obstruct or encumber so 
much and such parts of any street, lane, alley, sidewalk, or 
other public place in the city, and on such terms and con- 
ditions as they shall deem to be safe and proper. 

Sec. 3. Whenever any street, lane, alley, sidewalk or 
other public place in the city shall, under any license 
granted as provided in the preceding section, be dug up, 
obstructed, incumbered, or otherwise rendered thereby un- 
safe, or inconvenient for travelers, the persons so licensed, 
shall put and at all times keep up a suitable railing or 
fence round the section or parts of any street, lane, alley 
or other public place, so dug up, obstructed or incumbered, 



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so long as the same shall be or remain unsafe or inconven- 
ient as aforesaid ; and shall also keep one or more lighted 
lanterns fixed to such fence, or in some other proper man- 
ner, every night from twilight in the evening and through 
the whole night, so long as such railing or fence shall be 
kept standing. He shall, also, witliin such reasonable time 
as the Mayor and Aldermen shall direct, amend and repair 
such street, lane, alley, sidewalk, or public place, to the 
acceptance of said Board. 

Sec. 4. No person shall make, erect or maintain any 
door-step, portico, 'porch, entrance or passage way to- 
any cellar or basement, or any other structure, in or upon 
any street, lane, alley or sidewalk, in the city, without per- 
mission in writing from the Mayor and Aldermen. No 
person shall suffer the platform or grate of the entrance or 
passage way to his cellar or basement, heretofore construct- 
ed, or which may hereafter be constructed, in any street, 
lane, alley or sidewalk, to rise above the even surface of 
such street, lane, alley, or sidewalk ; and every such en 
trance or passage way shall he at all times kept covered by 
a suitable and substantial platform or grate ; or in case it 
shall be kept open, it shall be guarded and protected by a 
sufficient railing, on ' both sides thereof, at least two feet 
and a half high, and well lighted at night. No person shall 
permit or suffer his well, cistern, or drain in any street, 
lane, alley, or sidewalk in the city, to be or to remain open 
or uncovered, unless the same shall be enclosed bv a strong 
and safe curb, guard or fence. 

Sec. 5. If any person shall dig or sink, or cause to be 
dug or sunk, any well, cellar, cistern, drain or other cavity 
in the ground, near to or adjoining any street, lane, or 
alley, in the city, he shall put up, and at all times keep up, 
so long as it shall be necessary for the purpose, a railing 
or fence, on or near the line of such street, lane or alley, 



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sufficient to guard and protect travelers and passengers 
from falling into, or being injured thereby. 

Sec. 6. No person shall put or place, or cause to be put 
or placed, in any street, lane, alley, or other public place 
in the city, any house-dirt, ashes, garbage, shreds, shavings 
filth, suds, offals, oyster shells, or other kinds of rubbish, 
except in such place and in such manner as the Mayor and 
Aldermen shall prescribe. 

Sec. 7. No person shall suffer his fire-wood, coal, or 
other fuel, in any quantity, to remain unnecessarily on any 
sidewalk, or in any street, lane or alley in the city, over 
night, or after twilight in the evening. If the same must 
of necessity remain after twilight, or through the night, 
the owner thereof shall place and keep a sufficient light 
over or near the same, through the night, in order to give 
notice thereof to travelers and passengers, and thereby 
prevent injury to thein. 

Sec. 8. The tenant or oOQiipant^ oi' if there be no ten- 
antj the owner of any building or lot of land bordering on 
any street where there is a sidewalk, shall cause all snow 
to be removed from the sidewalk adjoining his premises, 
and spread evenly on the ground, within six hours after 
the snow shall have ceased to fall, if in the day time, or 
before two of the clock of the afternoon next succeeding, 
if the snow shall have ceased to fall in the night time. 

Sec. 9. Three or more persons shall not stand in a 
group, or near each other on any foot or sidewalk, so as to 
obstruct a free passage for foot passengers ; and any person 
or persons obstructing the foot or sidewalks shall move on 
immediately after a request made by the Mayor, any Police 
officer, or Watchman, under a penalty of not less than one 
dollar nor more than ten dollars for each offence. 

Sec. 10. No person shall move, or assist in moving, any 
house, shop, or other building, through any street, lane or 



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alley, or over any bridge in the city, without first obtaining 
a written license therefor, as provided in the second section. 

Sec. 11. Any person who shall throw or put, or cause 
to be thrown or put, any snow or ice into any street, lane 
or alley, in the city, shall cause the same to be broken up 
and spread evenly over the surface of such street, lane or 
alley. 

Sec. 12. No person shall stop his team or carriage, or 
unnecessarily place any other obstructions on any flagging 
stones laid in or across any street, lane or alley, in the city. 

Sec. 13. No sleigh or sled of any description, whether 
of burthen or pleasure, shall be driven faster than a walk 
through any part of said city during any time that snow or 
ice shall be upon or cover the streets, squares, lanes, or 
alleys of said city, unless there shall 1)0 three or more bells 
attached to the horse or horses, or to some part of the har- 
ness thereof. 

Sec. 14. No person shall place or establish any awning 
or shade before his or her place of business, or dwelling 
house, over any part of any street or sidewalk, unless the 
same shall be composed of white cloth and safely fixed and 
supported by strong iron rods or railings, so as in no wise 
to incommode passengers, and so that the lowest part of 
such awnings or sliades shall be at least eight feet in height 
above the sidewalks ; and all such awnings or shades shall 
be made or erected so that the same may be rolled up by 
means of rope and pulley. 

Sec. 15. All awnings or shades constructed otherwise 
than as provided in the foregoing section, shall be removed 
forthwith by the person owning or having control of the 
same. 

Sec. 16. It shall be the duty of the City Marshal to^ 
cause to be removed all awnings or shades constructed 
otherwise than as provided in Section 14 of this ordinanccr. 



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and to prosecute any person offending against any of its 
provisions. 

Sec. 17. No person shall make any brawls or tumults, 
or, in any street, lane or alley, or public place, be guilty of 
any rude, indecent or disorderly conduct, or shall insult 
or wantonly impede any person passing thereon, or shall 
throw any stones, bricks, snowballs, or dirt, or play at l^all 
or at any game at which l)all is used. 

Sec. 18. No person shall sing or repeat, or cause to be 
sung or repeated any lewd, obscene, or profane songs, or 
shall repeat any lewd, obscene, or profane words, or write 
or mark in any manner any obscene or profane word, or 
obscene or lascivious figure or representation, on any build- 
ing, fence, wall, post or other thing whatever. 

Sec. 19. No person shall wantonly injure or deface any 
building, fence, wall, post, sign-board, or sign, or any lamp- 
post, or lamp or lantern thereon, or shall wantonly cut or 
injure any tree standing in any street, highway or public 
jjlace, or shall rob any garden or field of fruit or vegeta- 
bles, or shall wantonly injure any trees, shrubs, or bushes 
growing in any street^ common or square, garden, field, or 
yard, or shall, without lawful permission, climb on or over 
any fence of any garden or yard. 

Sec. 20. No person shall, within the compact part of the 
city, fire or discharge any cannon, gun, pistol, or other fire- 
arms, or fire or discharge any rockets, squibs, crackers, or 
any preparation of gun-powder, (except by permission of 
tlic Mayor and Aldermen in writing,) or shall make any 
bonfire, or improperly use or expose any friction matches, 
or knowingly raise or repeat any false cry of fire. 

Sec. 21. No person sliall, within the view of any dwel- 
ling house, or of any public road or street, in the daytime, 
l)athe or swim without necessity, or expose his person inde- 
cently in dressing or undressing for the purpose of swim- 
ming or bathing or otherwise, without necessity. 



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Sec. 22. No person shall, without necessitj, drive any 
wheel carriage, sled or wheelbarrow on or over the side 
pavements or walks of any street, lane or alley, or ride or 
lead any horse thereon. 

Sec. 23. No person shall ride through any street or lane 
in the compact part of the city on a gallop, or at any swifter 
pace than at the rate of five miles an hour. 

Sec. 24. No person having charge of any cart, dray, 
sled, or other carriage drawn by horses or oxen, shall suf- 
fer the same to pass through any street in the compact 
part of the city, without keeping with and carefully at- 
tending the same, and keeping such horses or oxen under 
his command. 

Sec. 25. Any person violating any of the provisions of 
this chapter, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ten 
dollars nor less than one dollar, and shall pay costs of 
prosecution and stand committed until the same be paid, 
or by confinement to hard labor in the House of CorrectioD 
for a term not less than five days, nor more than thirty 
days. 



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CHAPTER 6. 
Of the Fire Department. 



Section 

1. Department to be divided into compa- 

nies. 

2. Number of men of fire department. 

3. Officers and their duties. 

4. Cliief Engineer to have control, &c. 

5. Chief Eng-ineer to inquire into and re- 

port condition of apparatus. 

6. Assistant Engineers to perform duties 

in absence of Chief Eng-ineer. 

7. Engines, &c., to be conveyed to fires. 

8. After a fire, engines, &c., to be washed, 

oiled and housed. 
■9. Members of Department to wear badge. 
10. Injury to fire apparatus punished. 



Section 

11. Penalty for allowing chimneys, &c., to 

take fire. 

12. Powers of Engineers to inquire for and 

examine places ivhere shavings are 
kept. 

13. Power of Engineers over fire depart- 

ment. 

14. Engineers to establish regulations, &c. 

15. To make and enforce rules for the gov- 

ernment of the department. 

16. Disorderly conduct, &c., how punished, 

17. Compensation of members. 

18. " engineers. 

19. " steward. 



Section 1. The fire department shall consist of a Chief 
Engineer, ten assistant Engineers, and as many engine 
men, hose men, and hook and ladder men, to be divided 
into companies, as the number of engines and the number 
and quantity of the other fire apparatus belonging to the 
city, or to the incorporated companies located therein, 
shall from time to time require, and the appointment of 
said engineers shall be made by the Mayor and Mdermen 
in the month of April annually : provided, however, that 
vacancies may be filled at any time, and said Engineers 
shall constitute the Board of Engineers, and shall perform 
the duties and exercise the powers of firewards. 

Sec. 2. Each Engine Company shall consist of not more 
than fifty members, each Hose or Hydrant Company of not 
more than forty members, each Hook and Ladder Compa- 
ny of not more than forty-five members, and sliall be ap- 
pointed by the Board of Engineers and Board of Mayor and 
Aldermen, in the month of April or May annually. 

Sec. 3. Each of said Companies shall have a Foreman, 
Assistant Foreman, Clerk, and Steward, and sucli other 
ofiicers as may be necessary, to be elected by a major vote 
of their respective companies, and confirmed by the Board 
of Engineers. It shall be the duty of the Foreman, and in 
his absence of the Assistant Foreman, to direct the time 
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and place of drill, to see that the engines and other appa- 
ratus, together with the buildings entrusted to their care, 
are kept clean and in order for immediate use, to preserve 
order and discipline at all times, and to require and en- 
force a strict compliance with the rules, regulations and 
orders of the Board of Engineers. It shall be the duty of 
the Clerk of the respective companies to keep an exact roll 
specifying the time of admission and discharge of each 
member of their companies, and also the number of hours 
each member has been on .duty, for which he is entitled to 
pay, and to report the same, sworn to, to the Chief Engi- 
neer, within five days from the performance of said duty. 
It shall be the duty of the Steward to keep clean the house, 
hose, machines, and all other apparatus belonging to the 
company, to clean the snow from the sidewalks during 
winter, and at all times to see that the engine and other 
apparatus are fit for use. 

Sec. 4. In all cases the Chief Engineer shall have the 
sole and absolute control and command over all the Engi- 
neers, and other members of the department, except in 
case of fire in any of the mill yards of any of the incorpo- 
rated Manufacturing Companies, in which case the Agent, 
Superintenrlent, or principal resident officer of such Com- 
pany, shall, if he choose so to do, exercise all the power of 
the Chief Engineer, and it shall be the duty in such case of 
all the members of the Fire Department to act under the 
direction and obey the orders of such Agent, Superintend- 
ent, or officer. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Chief Engineer, at 
least once a month, and also within three days after every 
fire, to examine into the condition of all the fire apparatus 
belonging to the city, and to report on the same, annually, 
in the month of February, to the Board of Aldermen ; 
stating also in his report the condition of the department, 



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and an appraisal of all property belonging to the same. 
He shall also, under the sanction of a committee of the de- 
partment, to consist of five members, cause all the repairs 
to be made upon the fire apparatus of the city, when 
necessary. 

Sec. 6. In the absence of the Chief Engineer, the next 
assistant engineer in rank who may be present, shall have 
the powers and perform the same duties that belong to the 
Chief Engineer ; and seniority in rank of the Engineers 
shall be determined by the Board of Engineers in April or 
May annually. 

Sec. 7, It shall be the duty of the members of the fire 
department, whenever any fire shall break out in the city, 
forthwith to repair to their respective engines and other 
apparatus, to convey the same to or near the place where 
the fire may be, to place themselves under the control 
•of the Chief and other Engineers, and upon permission 
from the Chief or presiding Engineer, in an orderly man- 
ner to return such engines arid apparatus to their respect- 
ive places of deposit : Provided, that in the absence of all 
the Engineers, such permission and all orders shall proceed 
from their respective foreman. 

Sec. 8. Each company of engine men or members of the 
fire department, on returning from any fire shall cause 
their respective engines and other apparatus to be well 
■cleansed and washed, oiled and securely housed. 

Sec. 9. All the members of the departnient shall wear 
some suitable badge, when on duty, to be determined by 
the Engineers. 

Sec. 10. If any person shall wantonly or knowingly in- 
jure any of the fire apparatus owned by the city or pro- 
vided for the extinguishment of fire, or shall ride or drive 
any animal or carriage over or across any hose or other 
apparatus in use at any fire, or upon any alarm of fire, he 
shall be subject to a penalty not exceeding ten dollars. 



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Sec, 11. If any chimney, stovepipe or funnel shall ]take 
or be set on fire, the owner or occupant of the building or 
tenement to which such chimney, stovepipe or flue apper- 
tains, shall forfeit and pay the penalty of two dollars for 
each offence. Provided, however, that any person may 
lawfully burn out or set fire to his chimney, stovepipe or 
flue, at any time between sunrise and noon, when the roof 
of his own and the neighboring houses are thoroughly wet 
with rain or covered with snow. 

Sec. 12. It shall be the duty of the Board of Engineers 
to inquire for, and examine into, all places where shavings 
and other combustible materials may be collected and de- 
posited ; and to cause the same to be removed by the ten- 
ants or occupants of any such places, or at their expense, 
whenever in the opinion of said Board, or of any commit- 
tee of said Board, such removal may be necessary to the 
security of the City against fire. 

Sec. 13. The Engineers shall have the control of ail 
persons appointed to serve in any company of the fire de- 
partment, and power to direct and control the labor of all 
persons present at any fire. Any Engineer may and shall 
cause any fire by him deemed to be dangerous in any place 
to be extinguished or removed. 

Sec. 14. The Engineers may establish such regulations 
respecting the kindling, guarding and safe-keeping of fires, 
and for the removing of shavings and other combustibles 
from any building or place, as they shall think expedient. 
Such regulations shall be signed by a major part of the En- 
gineers, recorded by the City Clerk, and copies by him 
attested posted up in two or more public places in the city 
thirty days before they shall take efiect. Penalties not ex- 
ceeding twenty dollars for each offence, may be prescribed 
by the Engineers for the breach of such regulations, and 
such regulations shall remain in force until altered or 
amended. 



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Sec. 15. The Board of Engineers may, from time to 
time, make and enforce sncli regulations for the govern- 
ment of the department as they may deem proper. 

vShc. 16. If any member of citlier of the several compa- 
nies shall wilfully neglect or refuse to discharge his duty, 
or shall be guilty of disorderly conduct, or disobedience to 
any officer or to any Engineer, he shall for any such of- 
fence be forthwith dismissed from the department. No 
person shall bo permitted to engage to serve in the fire 
department who is under the age of eighteen years, and 
who does not sustain a good moral character. 

Sec. 17. Every member of an engine, hook and ladder 
or hose company, who shall personally perform all the 
duties required by law, shall receive the sum of five dollars 
per annum, to be paid semi-annually ; and the sum of 
twenty cents per hour at alarms of fires, and forty cents 
per hour at fires. 

Sec. 18. Tlie Cliief Engineer shall receive in full for his 
services the sum of fifty dollars per annum, to be paid at 
the end of his term of office ; and the assistant Engineers 
shall each receive in full for their services twenty-five dol- 
lars per annum, to be paid at the end of their term of 
office. 

Sec. 19. The Steward of each engine company in Ibis 
city shall receive in full for the performance of all the 
duties incumbent u])Ou liim as such SteT^rd, when per- 
formed to the acceptance of the Board of Engineers, and 
the Foremen of the several companies, each the sum ol' 
fifty dollars per annum, to be paid in equal semi-annual 
payments, and charged to tiie appropriation for fire de- 
partment. 



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CHAPTER 7. 

Nuisances and Health. 



1. Ficbibitioa foi' erecting building-s for 

die manufacture and storage of cer- 
tain articles without a license. 

2. License from Board of Health for build- 

ings already erected, exceptions. 

3. Penalties, how recovered. 

4. Mayor to appoint health cfficers. 

5. Health officers may make regulations. 
tj. iieallh officers to complain of nui- 
sances. 



Section' 
9. Health officers may remove nuisances 
without notice, when. 

10. Owner or occupant to pay expenses. 

11. Penalty for leaving offensive matters. 

12. Privies and styes ifor swine regulated. 
13 Ko vault or privy to be opened w ithout 

permission. 

14, Fenalty for offences. 

15. Mayor and AldeiTnen to appoint City 
Physician, and his duties. 

7. Health officers to remove nuisances' IG. Health officers give notice to remove 

after notice. nuisance, penalty for neg'lcct. 

8, Health officers ta employ assistant. ' 

Section 1. No person or }>ereons shall liereafter erect or 
cause to be erected any building for the tiying of tallow, 
currying of leathe-r, deposit of grease, pelts or skins, boiling 
of bones, cleaning tripe or manufacture of glue, within the 
city of Manchester, without having first obtained a license 
from the Board of health therefor. 

Sec. 2. No person or persons shall use or cause to be 
used any building already erected for any of the above 
mentioned purposes, without having first obtained a license 
from the Board of Health therefor, provided nothing in 
this ordinance shall be so construed as to effect any build- 
ing already used for any or all of said purposes. 

Sec. 3. Any person or persons offending against any of 
the provisions of this ordinance shall be fined not less than 
one dollar nor more tliaii ten dollars for every day he or 
they shall coiftinue tlie same, after notice from the Health 
Officers to remove said nuisance, to be recovered on com- 
plaint before the Police Court. 

Sec. 4. The Mayor siiall, at the commencement of each 
municipal year, appoint three Health officers, to consist of 
the City Marshal and two other persons, who shall each of 
them have power to carry into execution all laws of the 
State, and ordinances of the City Council, made for the 
preservation of tlic health of the inhabitants of said city. 



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Si:c. 5. The Health officers may make regulations fur 
the i)revention and removal of nuisances, and such other 
regulations relating to the public health, as in their judg- 
ment the health and safety of the people may require, 
■wliieh shall take effect when they shall have been approved 
by the Mayor and Aldermen, recorded with such approba- 
tion by the City Clerk, and copies thereof posted in two or 
more public places in the city. 

Sec. G. It sliall be the du.ty of the Health officers and 
each of them, to inquire into all nuisances and other causes 
of danger to the public health, and whenever they shall 
know or have cause to suspect that any nuisance or otlier 
thing injurious to the public health, is in any building, ves- 
sel or enclosure, they shall make complaint under oath to 
some Justice of the Peace, who shall issue a warrant di- 
rected to them to search such building, vessel or enclosure, 
and they may by virtue thereof in the day time forcibly 
enter therein and make such search. 

Sec. 7. The Health officers may give written notice to 
the owner or occupier of any building, vessel or enclosure, 
to remove or destroy any nuisance or other thing deemed 
by them on examination to be injurious to the ])ublic 
heal til, within a certain time limited therein ; and in case 
such owner or occupier, the said notice having been given 
to him or left at his usual place of abode, shall neglect to 
comply therewith, the said Healtli officers may forci!)ly en- 
ter sucJi Ijuilding or enclosure, and cause the said nuisance 
or other thing aforesaid to be removed or destroyed. 

Sec. 8. They may employ such assistants and laborers 
as may be necessary, and if resisted shall have the same 
powers as sheriffis have by law to command assistance ; and 
any person wilfully resisting them or their assistants or 
laborers in making such search or removing any such nui- 
sance, or other tiling aforesaid, shall on conviction be pun- 



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islied by imprisonment not exceeding twelve months, or by 
fine not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

Sec. 9. When the owner of any building, vessel or en- 
closure shall be unknown to the Health officers, or shall 
not reside in town, and the same shall be unoccupied, or 
tlie occupant is in their opinion unable to remove the same^ 
tliey may without any previous notice immediately cause 
any nuisance, or other thing by them deemed injurious to 
the public health, found therein, to be removed or de- 
stroyed. 

Sec. 10. The owner or occupier of any building, vessel 
or enclosure shall be liable to pay the expense of the re- 
moval or destruction of any such nuisance or other thing 
as aforesaid, including the fees of the Health officers who 
order or cause the same to be removed, and the same may 
be recovered by action to be brought by the Health officers 
in the name of the city. 

Sec. 11. If any person shall place or leave, or cause to 
be placed or loft in or near any highway, street, alley or 
public place, or in any water where the current will not 
remove tlie same, any substance liable to become putrid or 
offensive, or injurious to the public health, he shall incur a 
penalty of not more than ten dollars nor less than one 
dollar. 

Sec. 12. If any person shall erect or continue any house 
of easement or privy within forty feet of any street, or of 
the dwelling, shop or well of any other person, unless the 
same is vaulted six feet deep and sufficiently secured and 
enclosed, or shall erect or keep any pen or stye for swine 
so near the dwelling house of another as in the judgment 
of the Mayor and Aldermen shall be a nuisance, he shall 
incur a penalty of ten dollars, and a like penalty for each 
month he shall continue the same after due notice of such 
judgment. 



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Sec. 13. No vault or privy shall be opened without per- 
mission of the City Marshal, nor by any other person, nor 
in any other "mode, nor at any other time, than such as 
said Marshal may direct. 

Sec. 14. Any person who shall offend against any of the 
provisions of this chapter, sliall forfeit and pay for each of- 
fence a penalty of not less than one nor more than ten 
dollars. 

Sec. 15. The Mayor and Aldermen shall, annually, at 
the commencement of each municipal year, appoint some 
suitable person to be City Physician, who shall remain in 
said office during the pleasure of said Mayor and Alder- 
men, and whose place, in case of vacancy by resignation, 
removal, or any other cause, may be supplied by a new ap- 
pointment. And it shall be the duty of said Physician to 
attend, under the direction of the overseers of the poor, 
upon all sick paupers and patients under the care of the 
•city authorities at the poor farm or elsewhere, except in 
cases provided for by the county. In case of an alarm of 
any infectious or contagious disease, to give to either 
branch of the City Council or any committee thereof, all 
such professional advice and counsel as they may request 
of him, and generally to perform such other professional 
services as may reasonably be required of him, by the 
Mayor and Aldermen or the City Council ; and shall re- 
ceive such compensation as the Mayor and Aldermen shall 
from time to time determine. 

Sec. 16. The Health officers may give written notice to 
the owner or occupier of any building, vessel, enclosure or 
other place or thing deemed by them on examination to be 
injurious to the public health, to cleanse, remove or aljate 
the same immediately, and in case such owner or occupier 
shall neglect for the space of four days to comply there- 
with, he shall incur a penalty of not less than one or more 



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than ten dollars, and a like penalty for each day he shall 
continue the same ; and such notice may be served by 
giving the same to such owner or occupier, or leaving the 
same at his usual place of abode. 



CHAPTER 8. 

Sunday or Lord's Day, 

Section I Section 

I. Shops to be closed, except, 3. What is Sunday. 

S. No smoking' in the streets. | 4. Penalty for offending. 

. Section 1. No person shall keep open his shop, ware- 
house, cellar, restorator or workshop, for the reception o^ 
company, or shall sell, give or expose to sale any spirituous 
or intoxicating liquors of any kind, or fruits, nuts, cigars, 
oysters, or confectionery of any kind, or books, pamphlets, 
newspapers, or merchandise of any kind, on the first day of 
the week, commonly called the Lord's day : but this shall 
not be construed to prevent any druggist or apothecary 
from selling medicine for medicinal purposes, or so as to 
prevent barbers or hair dressers from pursuing their avoca- 
tion until the hour of 10 A. M., on said day, or to prevent 
the city agent or agents appointed for the purchase of 
spirituous and intoxicating liquors, and for the sale thereof 
within the city of Manchester, agreeably to an act of the 
Legislature of the State of New Hampshire passed June 
session, 1855, entitled " An act for the suppression of in- 
temperance," from selling such liquors for medicinal pur- 
poses, agreeably to the rules and regulations of the Board 



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of Mayor and Aldermen, or as may be established by said 
Board for the government of such agent or agents. 

Sec. 2. No person shall smoke any pipe or cigar in any 
public street or on any sidewalk in said city, within one 
mile of the City Hall, on said first day of the week. 

)Sec. 3. For the purpose of the provisions of the two pre- 
ceding sections, the Lord's day shall be understood to in- 
clude the time between the midnight preceding and the 
midnight of said day. 

Sec. 4. Any person offending against any of the pro- 
visions of this chapter, shall be liable to a fine of not less 
than one dollar nor more than ten dollars for each offence. 



CHAPTER 9. 

Sewers and Drains. 

Section | Section 

1. Abuttors may enter sewer, when. 3. Drains, how constructed? 

2 Conditiong for entering. | 4. Licenses forfeited, when. 

Section 1. The several persons owning lands abutting 
on streets in which a common sewer is or shall be con- 
structed by the city, may be permitted to construct drains 
from their lots into such sewer, upon the following terms, 
having first obtained a license therefor of the City Clerk. 

Sec. 2. Each owner shall pay for such permission the 
following rates, viz : Owners of land on Elm street, east 
side, shall pay fifty cents per foot front ; owners of land on 
Elm street, west side, shall pay thirty-seven and a half 



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cents per foot front ; owners of land on any street running 
east and west shall pay thirty cents per foot front ; owners 
of corner lots who have paid for permission to enter the 
sewer on Elm street, may obtain permission to enter a 
drain in the sewer on the cross street at the same rate as 
for a twenty-five foot lot on that street ; owners of lots on 
streets running north and south exceeding fifty feet front, 
shall pay twenty cents per foot front, provided, always, 
that whenever it is the opinion of the joint standing com- 
mittee on sewers and drains that any person should, and of 
right ought to be permitted to enter a drain into any of the 
common sewers of this city, at a less price than herein 
specified, the Mayor and Aldermen may grant such license, 
at such price as the City Council shall determine. 

Sec. 3. All drains which shall hereafter be entered into 
the common sewer, shall be constructed of stone, brick, 
iron, or sound plank of not lesss than two inches in thick- 
ness, and all the joints and connections securely cemented, 
and the same shall be provided with a gate or some other 
apparatus that shall prevent the water from the common 
sewer pouring back through said drain. 

Sec. 4. Any person who shall sufier the water from any 
adjoining lot to pass through his drain into the sewer, shall 
forfeit his perifiit, and his drain shall be cut off. 



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CHAPTER 10. 
Election of Officers. 

Section ' tSection 

1. City ofiicers to be elected in April. 4. All to be elected in January may be 

2. Term of ofKce ; vacancies, how filled. I elected in January or February. 

3. All officers required to be elected inl 

April to be elected in January. | 

Section 1. The City Council in Convention shall, in the 
month of April, annually, elect the following officers, viz : 

City Solicitor, 

City Treasurer, 

City Messenger, 

Superintendent of Highways, 

Corders and Measurers of wood, bark and manure, 

Weighers of hay and straw. 

Surveyors of lumber, 

Fence Viewers, 

Sealer of weights and measures. 

Field Drivers, 

Pound Keepers, 

Cullers of brick. 

Measurers of stone. 

Measurers of brick and plastering. 

Measurers of painting. 

Cullers of hoops and staves. 

Sealers and measurers of leather. 

Superintendent of alms-house and City farm, 

Keeper of the house of correction. 

Superintendent of burials, ^ 

Measurers of coal. 

Clerk of the market, 

Hogrccves. 

Sec. 2. Who shall hold their offices for one year, unless 
sooner removed, and until others are chosen and duly 
qualified ; and if any vacancy shall occur in any of said of- 
fices which it shall be deemed necessary or expedient to fill 
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before the month of April next thereafter, the same may be 
filled by the City Council in Convention. 

Sec. 3. All officers now required by any ordinance to be 
elected by the City Council or ajDpointed by the Mayor and 
Aldermen in the month of April annually, shall be here- 
after so elected or appointed in the month of January. 
(Repealed by next section^) 

Sec. 4. All officers now required by any ordinance to be 
elected by the City Council or appointed by the Mayor and 
Aldermen in the month of January annually, shall be 
hereafter so elected or appointed in the month of January 
or February annually, and that vacancies may be filled at 
any time. 



CHAPTER 11. 

Duties and Compensation of City Officers. 



Section 

1. Salary and duties of Mayor. 

2. Duties and salary of City Clerk. 

3. Duties of City Solicitor. 

4. Salary of City Solicitor. 



Section 

8. Salary of Health officers. 

9. Salary of School Committee. 

10, Salary of Overseers of the Poor. 

11. Duties and salary of the Clerk of the 



5. Duties and salary of City Messenger. I Board of Overseers. 

6. Salary of City Treasurer. , J 12. Salary of Selectmen and Ward Clerks. 



Duties and compensation of Superiii-| 13. Salary of Moderators, 
tendeut of Schools. 



Section 1. The Mayor shall receive in full for his ser- 
vices, as Mayor, head of the Police, and for all the duties 
appertaining to said office, the sum of ten hundred dollars' 
per year, to be paid in equal quarterly payments. 

Sec. 2. The City Clerk, in addition to his duties as pre- 
scribed in the charter, shall have charge of the letting and 



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receiving pay for the hall, stores and offices, in the City- 
Hall building, under the direction of the Mayor and Alder- 
men, or such Committee as the City Council may appoint, 
and shall account for and pay to the City Treasurer, 
monthly, all monies received for the use of said hall, 
stores and offices, and shall give a satisfactory bond for the 
due performance of these duties ; and shall receive in full 
for his services as City Clerk, City Auditor, and for taking 
charge of the letting of the City Hall building and collect- 
ing said rents, and for all the duties appertaining to each 
of said offices, the sum of five hundred dollars per annum, 
to be paid quarterly ; and, in addition thereto, he shall re- 
ceive all fees originating from said office. 

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the City Solicitor to draft 
all bonds, obligations, contracts, deeds, leases, conveyances 
and other legal instruments that may be required of him, 
by any ordinance or order of the Mayor and Aldermen or 
of the City Council, or which by any such ordinance or or- 
der heretofore passed are requisite and necessary to be 
done and made between the city of Manchester in its cor- 
porate capacity, and any person or persons contracting 
with the city, and which by law, usage or agreement, the 
said city' is to be to the expense of drawing. Also to com- 
mence and prosecute all suits that may be brought by the 
order of the city, for, or on account of any estate, right, 
claim, privilege, or demand of the city. Also to appear in 
defence, in all actions and suits brought, against the city or 
its officers in their official capacity, wherein the rights, 
estate, privileges, ordinances or acts of the city, or any 
breach thereof, may be brought in question before any 
court in this State, and shall do all and every other profes- 
sional act which may be required of him by the City Gov- 
ernment, or by any Committee of the City Council, or of 
either branch thereof, — and when required by the Mayor 



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and Aldermen or Common Council, or any Committee of 
the City Council, or of either branch thereof, he shall fur- 
nish a written opinion of any legal question or subject 
which may be submitted to him. And he shall, also, at all 
times, furnish legal advice to any officer of the city who 
may require his opinion upon any subject touching the 
duties incumbent on such officer. He shall, when request- 
ed by the Mayor, City Marshal, or either of the Assistant 
Marshals, commence and prosecute, before the Police 
Court, any suit or complaint that may be brought by the 
order of either of said officers, for the violation of any or- 
dinance of the city or law of the State. 

Sec. 4. The City Solicitor shall receive in full for his 
services as City Solicitor, and for all the duties appertain- 
ing to said office, the sum of one hundred dollars per an- 
num, to be paid in equal semi-annual payments. 

Sec. 5. The City Messenger shall deliver all notices and 
orders issued by the Mayor, the President of the Common 
Council, the City Clerk, by the City Council, either branch 
thereof, or by any committee of the same, when so request- 
ed : he shall have the care of the City Hall bu.ilding. City 
Hall, City Clerk's office, and the rooms occupied by the 
City Council, or either branch thereof, and the committee 
rooms occupied by them, and shall, at all times, perform 
any duties connected with the building or city government 
when requested by the Mayor, City Council, or any mem- 
ber thereof. He shall receive in full for all his services the 
sum of three hundred dollars per annum, to be paid in 
equal quarterly payments. 

Sec. 6. The City Treasurer shall receive in full for his 
services, and for all the duties appertaining to his office, at 
the rate of two hundred dollars per annum, said sum to be 
paid in equal quarterly payments. 

Sec. 7. The Superintendent of Schools shall devote his 
whole time to the duties of his office as prescribed in the 



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law passed by the Legislature of this State, June, 1855, and 
shall receive in full for all his services the sum of five 
hundred dollars per annum, to be paid in equal quarterly- 
payments. 

Sec. 8. The Health officers shall receive in full for their 
services, each at the rate of tvt^enty-five dollars per annum, 
said sum to be paid at the end of their term of office. 

Sec. 9. The Board of School Committee shall receive in 
full for their services and for all the duties appertaining to 
said office, the sum of two hundred and eighty dollars per 
annum, to be paid to the order of a majority of said Com- 
mittee at the end of their term of office, to be divided 
amongst said Committee as they may determine. 

Sec. 10. The Overseers of the Poor shall receive in full 
for their services, as follows, viz : In wards one and two, 
the sum of twenty-five dollars each ; in wards three, four, five 
and six, the sum of thirty-five dollars each ; and in wards 
seven and eight, the sum of twenty dollars each ; to be 
paid at the expiration of thoir term of office. 

Sec. 11. Tlie Board of Overseers shall appoint one of 
their number Clerk of said Board, whose duty it shall be 
to record all the proceedings of said Board, to make a 
record of all bills passed by said Board, to notify all towns 
which may have paupers assisted by the city, and duly to 
collect all bills due from such towns to the city, to arrange 
the covmty pauper bills, with a catalogue of the same, to 
be presented to the Judges of the Court at each, term, and 
to make a copy of said catalogue, to be kept with tlie 
records of said Board. He shall receive in full for his ser- 
vices the sum of fifty dollars, to be paid semi-annually. 

Sec. 12. Each of the Selectmen, and the Ward or Town 
Clerk of each ward in the city, shall receive in full for his 
services and for all the duties appertaining to his office, the 
sum of five dollars per annum, to be paid at the expiration 
of his official year. 



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►Sec. 13. The Moderator of each ward shall receive in 
full for his services and for all the duties appertaining to 
his office, the sum of three dollars per annum, to be paid 
at the expiration of his official year. 



. CHAPTER 12. 

Highways and Superintendents. 



Section 

1. City to be divided into nine districts. 

2. City Councii to elect Superintendents 

of streets in April annually. 

3. Superintendents to have charg-e of 

hig-hivays, &c. 

4. Sidewalks in Elm street, width and in- 

clination. 



Section 

5. Grade same as established by city, and 

constructed under directions of 
Supt. of streets. 

6. Highways, &c., impassable ; Superin- 

tendent to put up lantern. 

7. Compensation of Superintsndents. 



Section 1. The city shall be divided into nine districts 
for the maintenance of Highways and streets, in the follow- 
ing manner, namely : District Number One shall include 
all the highways in School District No. 1, also the road 
leading from District No. 1 to the " Amoskeag Falls 
Bridge," and thence to the point where the Hooksett road 
strikes Elm street, and also that part of the Hooksett road 
which is between its intersection with Elm street and the 
southerly line of School District No. 1. 

District Number Two shall include all the highways and 
streets in School District No. 2, which are not included in 
Districts Nos, 1, 3 and 7. 

District Number Three shall include all the highways in 
School District No. 3, and that part of the Parker Farmer 
road which is situated east of Ehn- street, and west of the 
westerly line of School District No. 7. 



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District Number Four shall include all the highways in 
School District No. 4. 

District Number Five shall include all the highways in 
School District No. 5. 

District Number Six shall include all the highways in 
School District No. 6, and that part of the highway in 
School District No. 7, which leads from Manchester Centre 
to the Webster Mills, and situated east of the " Mammoth 
Road," and west of the westerly line of School District 
No. 6. 

District Number Seven shall include that part of the 
" Mammoth Road" which is situated in School District No. 
2, and all the highways in School District No. 7, except 
such as are included in District No. 6. 

District Number Eight shall include all the highways in 
School District No. 8. 

District Number Nine shall include all the highways in 
School District No. 9. 

Sec. 2. The City Council shall, annually, in the month 
of April, choose in Convention, and by joint ballot, one 
person in each of the above described districts, to be styled 
Superintendent of Highways, and the said Superintendents 
shall hold their offices for the term of one year from the 
first of May next succeeding their election, and till others 
are chosen in their stead, unless removed by the City 
Council. Whenever, in any district, said office shall be- 
come vacant by death, resignation or otherwise, a new Su- 
perintendent shall be appointed, in the manner herein 
prescribed. 

Sec. 3. The Superintendents of Highways shall, under 
the direction and control of the Mayor and Aldermen, have 
the general charge of the highways, streets, lanes, side- 
walks and bridges of their respective districts, and shall 
attend to the making, amending and alteration thereof, and 



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cause the same to be kept in good repair, so as to be safe 
and convenient for travelers, with their horses, teams and 
carriages, at all seasons of the year. They shall also su- 
perintend the construction and repairing of drains and 
common sewers, and shall see that all nuisances or obstruc- 
tions in any of the highways or streets under their care, 
are forthwith removed, or give notice thereof to the Mayor 
or City Marshal. They may, under the direction of the 
Mayor, make all necessary contracts for the supply of any 
labor or materials they may require in the discharge of 
their official duty. They shall take charge of all public 
wells, reservoirs and pumps in their respective districts ; 
provided, that any particular duty belonging to the Super- 
intendent of Highways, by this or any other ordinance, 
may be delegated or transferred, for any particular work, 
department or occasion, by the City Council by special res- 
olution, to any other person or persons. The Superintend- 
ents shall judiciously expend such sums of money as may 
be yearly appropriated by the City Council, for the repairs 
of highways in the several districts, and shall render an 
account of their expenditures, monthly, to the City Clerk, 
which shall be laid before the Committee on Accounts, and 
settled in the same manner as other accounts against the 
city. 

Sec. 4. All sidewalks in Elm street in said city shall be 
laid sixteen feet wide ; and on ail other streets, eight feet 
wide ; and the inclination from the outer edge therefrom 
shall not exceed one half an inch to the foot. 

Sec. 6. All such walks shall be laid upon the grade es- 
tablished by the city, shall be true and even, and construct- 
ed according to the directioiis of the Superintendent of 
Streets. 

Sec. 6. Whenever any highway, bridge or street of the 
city shall from want of necessary repairs, or by reason of 



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any alteration or repair being made, or of any drains, com- 
mon sewer or culvert being open, or constructed across or 
through the same, be unsafe or inconvenient for travelers 
or passengers, the Superintendent shall forthwith put up a 
suitable fence across such highway, street or bridge, and 
exclude all travelers passing over the same ; or cause the 
parts thereof, so rendered unsafe or inconvenient as afore- 
said, to be enclosed by a sufficient fence, which shall be 
kept standing so long as the same shall remain unsafe or 
inconvenient, and he shall also fix one or more lighted lan- 
terns to said fence, or in some other proper manner, to be 
kept there every night, from twilight in the evening, and 
through the whole night, so long as said fence shall be kept 
standing. 

Sec. 7. Said Superintendents shall receive the sum of 
one dollar and twenty-five cents per day, when engaged in 
the service of the city, except the Superintendent in Dis- 
trict No. 2, who shall receive one dollar and fifty cents 
per day. 



CHAPTER 13. 

Cattle running at large. 



Section 

1. Ko cattle permitted to run at large. 

2. Penalty for. 



Section 
3. Any person may impound. 



Section 1. No sheep, swine, horses, mules, jacks, oxen, 
cows, or other cattle, shall be permitted to go at large on 
any street, lane, alley, common, square, or other public 
place within the citv. 



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Sec. 2. Every person permitting any sheep, swine, 
horses, mules, jacks, oxen, cows, or other cattle, to go at 
large on any street, lane, alley, common, square, or other 
public place, within the limits aforesaid, shall be liable' to a 
penalty of not less than two nor more than four dollars for 
each and every instance of such permission. 

Sec. 3. Any person finding any such creatures so going 
at large, may impound and detain the same until said pen- 
alty and costs of impounding shall be paid, or he may make 
complaint against the person permitting such creatures to 
go at large. 



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CHAPTER 14. 



Of Dogs. 



Section 

1. Every person keeping to obtain license. 

2. Mayor to grant license, condition of. 

3. DoM to be muzzled, when. 



Section 
4. Provisions of tliis Chapter not to apply 
to Dogs not owned in the city. 



Section 1. Every person keeping a dog and permitting 
him to run at large in any street, lane, alley, or other pub- 
lic place in the city of Manchester, without a license, and 
without said dog having around his neck a collar of brass, 
tin or leather, with the name of the owner or owners carved 
or engraved thereon, shall be liable to a fine of not less 
than two dollars nor more than five dollars. 

Sec. 2. The Mayor may grant such license for one year 
only, on condition that the person applying for the same 
shall pay for the use of the city one dollar, and not other- 
wise, which license shall be recorded, and a copy of the 
same delivered to the person applying. 



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' Sec; 3. Whenever, in the opinion of the Mayor and Alder- 
men, the public safety may require it, they may order that 
all dogs running at large in the city of Manchester shall be 
securely muzzled; and, after notice of such order shall 
have been posted up at three or more public places in said 
city, and until such order is revoked, the owner of every 
dog which may be found running" at large in violation of 
the provisions of said order," shall be liable to a fine of not 
less than two dollars nor more than ten dollars. 

Sec. 4. The provisions of this Chapter shall not extend 
to any dog not owned or kept within the city of Manches-' 
ter, except dogs going at large having no owner or keeper. 



eHAPTER 15. 

Measuring Wood. 



Section 
1. No person to sell or offer for sale until 
measured. 



Section 

2. Certificates to contain quantity of 
wood, &c. . 

3. Penalty for violations. 

Section 1. No person or persons shall sell or offer for 
sale, within the city of Manchester, any wood or bark load- 
ed upon a cart, sled or other vehicle, without obtaining 
from some person duly appointed and sworn as measurer 
of wood in said city, a certificate of measurement of each 
load so offered for sale, and shall present the same to the 
purchaser or purchasers of said wood. 

Sec. 2. All certificates that may be issued by any mea- 
surer of wood, shall express the quantity of each load 



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measured in the denominations usually employed in the 
measurement of cord "wood, and the names of the respect- 
ive drivers or owners of vt^ood, and shall be written or 
printed with ink, or some material equally permanent, and 
not in pencil marks, and each measurer of wood shall keep 
a record or copy of all the certificates which he may issue, 
and shall, annually, on the second Monday in March, re- 
turn the same, or a true co^j thereof, to the Mayor and 
Aldermen. 

Sec. 3. Any person offending against any of the pro- 
visions of this Chapter, shall forfeit and pay for each of- 
fence a fine of not less than two dollars nor more than ten 
dollars. 



CHAPTER 16. 

Weighing Hay. 



Section 

1. Public scales to be established. 

2. Stands for the sale of hay and straw to 

be appointed. 

3. Location of hay and wood stands. 

4. Penalty for violations. 



Section 

5. "Weighers of hay, when appointed. 

6. Fees for weighing. 

7. Weig-lier to attend personally at the 

scale. 

8. Certificate, what shall constitute. 



Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Mayor and Alder- 
men, from time to time, as the public good may require, to 
establish a sufficient number of public scales for the weigh- 
ing of hay and other articles, and to cause the same to be 
erected and furnished with decimal weights, which shall be 
used in all cases. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Mayor and Aldermen 
to appoint suitable places in the streets or squares of said 
city, as stands for the sale of hay and straw. 



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Sec. 3. That the easterly half of Elm street between 
Merrimack street and Central street, and the w^terly half 
Of Elm street between Lowell street and Bridge street, be 
appointed and assigned as the only places in the city where 
wagons, carts, sleds, or other carriages containing wood, 
bark, or other fuel, hay or straw, shall stand for the sale 
of sncli articles. 

Sec- 4. The owner or driver of any cart, wagon, sled, or 
other carriage containing wood, bark, or other fuel, hay or 
straw, for sale, who shall, before or after the weighing 
thereof, stand for sale of such wood, bark, or other fuel, 
hay or straw, in any other street or place or square within 
the city than the places appointed by this ordinance, shall 
be liable to a penalty of not less than one dollar, nor more 
tha.n five dollars, or who shall sell and proceed to deiivei 
any hay or straw within tlie city, without having th^samo 
previously weighed and certified by one -of the weighers 
appointed as heretofore prescribed, shall forfeit and pay for 
the use of the city the sum of five dollars, to be recovered 
by complaint before the Police Courto 

Sec. 5. The City Council in convention shall in the 
month of April or May annually, or ■ at any other time 
during the year when it may become necessary, appoint 
weighers of hay and straw, who shall perform all the 
duties, bo liable to all the restrictions, and receive the 
compensation mentioned in Chapter Sixteen of tlie Eevised 
Ordinances. 

'Sec. 6. The fees for weighing hay and otlier articles, to 
luj received by the said weigher, .shall be as follows, viz : 
one cent and one half for every hundred pounds of hay or 
straw, provided the fees for weighing shall in no case ex- 
ceed twenty cents, per load of hay or straw; one hali ■ 
cent for every hundred pounds of anthracite or other coal, 
and one cent for every hundro'l p'-^utvIs of aU other aiMic^vs 
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except the weighing of stock, which shall in no case exceed 
twenty cents ; provided, however, that the fee for weighing 
any article other than hay or straw, shall never be less 
than ten cents, and the cart or vehicle containing the same 
and other tare, shall be weighed without any charge. And 
no fee shall be taken for any weighing done on account of 
the city. 

Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of the persons so appointed, 
to attend personally at the scales which may be assigned 
to them, respectively to deliver to the driver of every load 
of hay or straw weighed, a certificate in such form as is 
hereinafter provided, to keep an account of all hay and 
other articles vfhich shall be weighed at said scales, in 
books to be furnished by the Mayor and Aldermen, which 
shall always be open to their inspection, and when filled 
shall be deposited in their office ; and the persons so ap- 
pointed shall settle their accounts quarterly with the 
Mayor and Aldermen, and shall pay over to the city one 
half of all the fees received by them respectively for weigh- 
ing, and the half retained by him shall be full compensa- 
tion for his services as weigher. 

Sec. 8. The accounts kept by said weigher and the 
certificates given to the drivers of hay or straw, shall speci- 
fy the name of the owner or driver, the town from which 
driven, the weight and tare, the amount of fees received, 
and the date of the certificate. 



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CHAPTER 17. 

Hazardous Buildings. 

Section I Section 

1. Steaci mills, furnaces, &c., how built,] 4. Buildings already erected not to be so 

proviso. I occupied, unless licensed. 

2. Persons erecting- to petition for license.! 5. Cily Clerk to grant license, when. 

3. Slaughter houses not erected without! 6. Licenses to be recorded. 

license, | 7. Violations, how punished . 

Section 1. No steam mill, furnace, foiindery, black- 
smith's shop or house for storing powder, shall be erected 
or built within the city of Manchester, unless the same is 
built of brick or stone, and the roof thereof covered with 
slate or tin, unless the Board of Aldermen shall give a li- 
cense therefor. 

Sec. 2. No person or persons shall hereafter erect or 
build, or cause to be erected or built any steam mill, fur- 
nace, foundery, blacksmith's shop, or house for storing 
powder, until he has presented to the Board of Alrjermen 
a petition therefor, setting out the proposed situation of 
said steam mill, furnace, foundery, blacksmith's shop or 
house for storing powder, the materials of which the same 
are to be built, the dimensions, height and number of 
stories of the proposed building,' the situation of all boilers 
in said building or buildings, the manner in which the 
same are to be secured or set, the height of chimney, and 
the various branches of business to be carried on or pro- 
posed to ]je carried on in said building, and having first 
obtained a license therefor. 

Sec. 3. No person or persons shall hereafter erect or 
cause to be erected or built within the city of Manchester, 
any slaughter house, without first having obtained a license 
therefor. ^ 

Sec. 4. No person or persons shall use or permit to be 
used or occupied for the purposes aforesaid any building 
already erected, unless he shall have first obtained a license 
therefor, according to the provisions of this chapter, in re- 



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ga];d to erecting new bnildings. Provided, however, that 
this chapter shall not apply to buildings now used for the 
purposes herein named. 

Sec. 5. The Board of Aldermen may from time to time, 
as they deem proper, authorize" the City Clerk to grant li- 
cense as provided in the above sections, to any person or 
persons petitioning therefor. 

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to record 
all such licenses granted as aforesaid, in a book to be kept 
for that purpose, and he shall receive therefor the sum of 
twenty-five ' cents, to be paid by the person or persons to 
whom said license shall be granted. 

Sec. 7. Any person or persons sliall forfeit and pay a 
sum not less than five dollars nor more than ten dollars for 
each and every day he or they shall continue his or their 
steam mill, furnace, foundery, blacksmith's shop, house for 
storing powder, or slaughter house, contrary to the pro- 
visions of this chapter, to be recovered by a complaint of 
the City Marshal before the Police Court. 



CHAPTER 18. 

Common Criers. 

soTioN Section 

1. Mayor and Aldermen to license coi||| 3. ludecent, profane, &c., Hiatter; not to 



mou cner. 
8. No person, to crywithout being licensed. 
Penalty. • 



be cried. Penalty. 



Section 1. The Mayor and Aldermen may from time to 
time license, as common criers, such a number of persons 



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as tliey may judge to be for the public good ; and the li- 
cense so granted shall continue in force until the first day 
of May next after the date of the same ; provided, however, 
that the same may at any time be revoked by said Board. 

Sec. 2. No person not licensed as aforesaid, and no per- 
son whose license shall have been revoked as aforesaid, 
shall presume to be a common crier, or to cry any sort of 
articles, lost or found, stolen goods, strays, or public sales 
within the limits of the city, under a penalty of not less 
than one nor more than ten dollars for each offence. 

Sec. 3. No person shall publicly cry any indecent, pro- 
fane, abusive or libelous matter in the city, under a pen- 
alty of not less than one nor more than ten dollars for each 
offence. 



CHAPTER 19. 

Habitual Truants. 



-P.CTION i 

1. Adopting the "Act concerning truant 

children," &c. 

2. Complaint for violations to be made to 

Police Justice. 
S. School committee to appoint one of 
their number to make complaints. 

4. Penalty for violation. 

5. Police Justice may commit instead of 

a tine. 



Section 

6. School Committee to provide an insti- 
tution of instruction. 

■7. School Committee to provide house o: 
reformation. 

S. Joint standing- committee on accounts 
to regulate salary, &c. 

9. Tecs and fines to be paid into treasury. 



Section 1. An act passed by the Legislature of the Stato 
of New Hampshire, approved January 5, 1853, entitled 
" An act concerning truant children and absentees froni 
schools " is hereby adopted by the city of Manchester, lo 
take effect and be in force in said cicy. 



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Sec. 2. Complaints for Yiolatiou of said act or of this 
chapter or any ordinance that may be passed in pursuance 
of said act, sliall be made to the Justice of the Police Court 
of this city. 

Sec. 3. Tlie School Committee shall annually, as soon as 
may be after the third Tuesday of March, elect one of their 
number, who, together with the City Marshal and Assistant 
City Marshal, or any one of them, shall make said com- 
plaints and carry into execution the judgments of the Just- 
ice of the Police Court. 

Sec. 4. Any child between the ages of sis and sixteeij 
years, without ,auy regular and lawful occupation, who 
shall, except in case of ill health, habitually neglect to at- 
tend school, or become an habitual truant growing up in 
ignorance, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less 
than one dollar nor more than ten dollars. 

Sec. 5. Instead of the fine mentioned in the fourth sec- 
tion of this chapter, the Justice of the Police Court may, 
at his discretion, order any child convicted of any offence 
described in said act, to be committed to such institution 
of instruction, house of reformation, or suitable situation 
as may be provided for the purpose, in the manner herein- 
after provided, for a term not exceeding one year. 

Sec. 6. The School Committee of this city shall immedi- 
ately provide and create an institution of instruction to 
wliicli children convicted as. aforesaid may be committed, 
and for that purpose, may select any of the public schools 
of this city ; and such institution of instruction shall in all 
respects be under the direction o.f the School Committee, 
in the same manner as the other public schools. 

Sec. 7. The School Committee sliall also provide or es- 
tablish one or more houses of reformation or other suitable 
situation, subject, however, to the approval of the Mayor, 
for the reception of children convicted as aforesaid. And 



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said houses of reformation or other siiitaLle situation shall 
be under the control of such person or persons as the 
School Committee shall select and the Mayor approve. 

Sec. 8. A reasonable compensation shall be allowed to 
such member of the School Committee as shall be elected 
pursuant to the third section of this chapter, to the teacher 
of such institution of instruction as may be provided or 
erected, pursuant to the sixth section of this cliapter, and 
to the person or persons who shall have the control of such 
houses of reformation or other suitable situation as shall 
be provided or established pursuant to the seventh section 
of this chapter, said compensation to be regulated by the 
joint standing committee on accounts. 

Sec. 9. All fines and fees received by any person in the 
discharge of his duties in carrying into effect the provisions 
of said act, or of this chapter, shall be paid to the City 
Marshal, and by him be paid into the City Treasury, and 
the expenses of such schools, houses of reformation, or 
other suitable situation before mentioned, shall be paid by 
the city. 



CHAPTER 20. 

School Districts. 

Section 1. Boundaries of several school districts. 

Section 1. The boundaries of School Districts number 
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and nine, shall 
remain the same as at present established, and said Dis- 
tricts shall be known by their respective numbers, and shall 
continue separate and distinct School Districts. 



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CHAPTER 21. 

Repeal of previous Ordinances. 



Section 

1. Previous ordinances repealed. 

2. Rights accruing or accrued not to be 

affected by repeal 



Section 

3. The provisions of sec. 3, chap. 1, not to 
apply to this ordinance. 

4. Kevised ordinances to take effect from 
and after March 21, 1854. 

Section 1. All the by-laws of the town of Manchester, 
and all orders and ordinances and parts of orders and or- 
dinances, heretofore passed by the City Council, inconsist- 
ent with any of the provisions of the preceding chapter, 
are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. The foregoing repeal shall not* affect any act 
done, or right accruing or accrued, or any suit or process 
pending when such repeal may take effect, nor offence com- 
mitted or penalty incurred : and no ordinance or part 
thereof which has been heretofore repealed, shall be revived 
by force of the repeal in the preceding section. 

Sec. 3. The provisions contained in chapter one, section 
three, of this ordinance, prescribing the manner in which 
the city ordinances shall be published and promulgated, 
shall not apply to this ordinance. 

Sec. 4. All the provisions contained in the preceding 
chapters shall take effect and go into operation from and 
after the twenty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord, 
one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four. 



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CHAPTER 22. 
School and Highway Districts No. 10 and IL 

Section I Section , ,, ^ 

1. Boundaries of School District No. 10. 5. Highway Districts 2\o. 10 and 11 di-. ■ 

2. Boundaries of School District No. 11. ] fined. 

3. Rights of the"districts. i 6. Boundaries of Higlitvay District No. 12. ■ 

4. Who shall call the first meeting in each 1 7. Boundaries of Highway District No. 13. 

district. I 

Section 1. That so much of the city of Manchester as is 
included withiu the limits of ward seven, and within so 
much of the limits of ward eight as is situated on the 
southerly side of Piscataquog riyer, he and hereby is cre- 
ated a separate and distinct school district, to be known as 
School District Number Ten. 

Sec. 2. So much of the city of Manchester situated on 
the westerly side of Merrimack river as is not included in 
School District Number Ten, be and hereby is created a 
separate and distinct school district, to be known as School 
District Number Eleven. 

Sec. 3. Said districts shall be entitled to all the rights 
and privileges, possess all the powers and be subject to all 
the restrictions and liabilities of other school districts in 
said city. 

Sec. 4. Benjamin F. Wallace, William Whittle,' and 
Daniel K. Mack, or any two of them, may call the first 
school meeting in School District Number Ten : and Jo- 
seph B. Quimby, liiram Porsaith, and Daniel Parmer, Jr., 
or any two of them, may call the first school meeting in 
School District Number Eleven : and such notice shall be 
given and such proceedings had, in each case, as is re.quired 
by law of prudential committees. • 

Sec. 0. That part of the city wliich is situated west of 
Merrimack river is hereby divided into two highway dis- 
tricts, to be known as Highway Districts Number Ten and 
Eleven. ^ i • ., 

Highway District Number Ten shall include all the high 

;iys in School District Numlier Ten. 



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Highway District Number Eleven shall include all the 
highways in School District Number Eleven. 

Sec. 6. That so much of the highway in District No. 7, 
known as the Bald Hill road, lying between the Mammoth 
road and the town of Auburn, and so much of the Mam- 
moth road as lies between Hooksett line and the north 
side of Hanover street, shall be known as Highway District 
No. 12. 

Sec. 7. That so much of the highway in District No. 1, 
as lies between the junction of Union street with the Hook- 
sett road, so called, and Hooksett town line, shall be known 
as Highway District No. 13. 



CHAPTER 23. 

Claims and Accounts. 



Section 

1. Joint Standing Committee on Finance 

shall not approve claims contracted 
ag'ainst the city unless contracted 
in accordance with ordinance. 

2. Order books for each appropriation to 

be furnished ; accounts, how kept 
therein ; how kept. 

3. Supt. of Streets and Agents of Hig-h-' 

ways shall make monthly returns to 
City Clerk for labor hired; tools and 
materials purchased shall be en- 
* tered on order books at the time of 

purchase. 

4. Order-book for fire department, where 

and how kept ; returned to City 
Clerk, when ; delivered up, when. 



Section 

5. Overseers of Poor, Supt. of Alms-IIouse 

and House of Correction to be fur- 
nished with order-books; accounts, 
how kept ; returned to City Clerk, 
when. 

6. Order-book for each school district ; 

accounts, how kept ; returned to 
City Clerk, when. 

7. Order-book for police, how and by whom 

kept ; returned monthly to Citv 
Clerk. 

8. Leger of City Clerk, how kept. 

9. City Clerk to keep an account of cer- 

tain expenses contracted prior to 1st 
Tuesday of January, 1857. 
10. How such accounts shall be kept. 



Section 1. No person, persons, committee or agent, con- 
tracting an account or claim against the city of Manches- 
ter, shall be allowed to contract the same in any other way 



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or manner than as provided in the following sections, and 
the Joint Standing Committee on Accounts shall not pass 
or allo^Y any bill or account against the city unless con- 
tracted as prescribed in said sections. And the city shall 
not be liable for any bill or account which has not been 
contracted in accordance with the ordinance. 

Sec. 2. There shall be furnished by the city one order- 
book for each department or appropriation made by the 
City Council, on which shall be entered an account of all 
materials, Merchandise, and horse and carriage hire, pur- 
chased or obtained for or in behalf of the city (except 
as hereinafter provided) with the name or firm of the per- 
son or persons who shall furnish the same, the amount of 
the materials, merchandise, or horse and carriage hire so 
furnished, the price of the same, the date of the transac- 
tion, and the person, persons, committee or agent, to whom 
delivered ; said order-books to be kept at the City Clerk's 
office unless otherwise provided. , 

Sec. 3. All Superintendents of Streets, Committees or 
Agents, contracting for labor on the highways, sewers or 
commons, shall once in each month return to the City Clerk 
an account of all labor so contracted, that the same may 
be entered upon the order-book for such highway district, 
sewer or common, but all tools or materials purchased for 
any highway district, sewer or common shall be entered 
upon its appropriate order-book at the time of the purchase. 

Sec. 4. The order-book for the fire department shall be 
left with the Committee on Supplies of the Board of Engi- 
neers, or with such officer as the Board of Engineers may 
designate, and no Foreman, Assistant Foreman, Steward, 
or any other officer or member of any company composing 
the fire department, shall be allowed to contract any bill 
or account against the city unless the same shall be entered 
upon said order-book as above prescribed, and on or before 



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the 24tli of each month said order-book shall be returned 
to the City Clerk's office for the purpose of transferring the 
amounts so entered to a book to be kept by the City Clerk 
as hereinafter prescribed, and as soon as the same shall 
have been transferred, then said order-book shall be re- 
turned to said committee or officer ; said committee or offi- 
cer shall always malce a final return of said book, to the 
City Clerk's office at the expiration of their or his term of 
office, to be handed to his or their "successors. 

Sec. 5. Each of the Overseers of the Poor and the Su- 
j^erintendent of the Aims-House and House of Correction 
shall severally be furnished with an order-book, in vrhich 
they- shall enter all materials furnished by them or their 
order, and all accounts or claims contracted by them 
against the city, under their appropriate head's of " City 
Farm," " Paupers off the Farm," and " Coimty Paupers," 
and in the manner above provided ; and it shall be the 
duty of each Overseer, and of said Superintendent, to bring 
his book to the City Clerk once in each month, that the 
same may be transferred and charged upon the book kept 
by the City Clerk. 

Sec. 6. There sliall be an order-book for each school 
district, to bo kept by the proper officer authorized by 
the school committee to contract debts and accounts, in 
which shall be entered ' all the expenses of each school 
district in the manner above prescribed, and no school 
teacher shall be allowed to contract any debt or account 
for books, materials, or articles of any kind, unless a^uthor- 
ized specially so to do, and unless the same is entered upon 
its proper order-book. And said order-books shall be re- 
turned once in each month as provided in the above section 
relative to the Overseers of the Poor. 

Sec. 7. The order-book for the police department shall 
be kept by tlie City Marshal or Assistant, and all debts or 



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demands against the city arising in said department shall 
be entered therein as above provided ; and the City Mar- 
shal shall see that the same is returned once in each month 
to the City Clerk, for the purpose of being transferred, as 
in other departments. 

Sec. 8. The City Clerk shall keep a book in the form of 
a journal or ledger, on which he shall enter each month 
the amounts of the several accounts specified in the several 
order-books above mentioned, in such a manner as will 
give the true state of every appropriation made by the City 
Council. 

Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to keep, in 
a book for that purpose, an accurate account of unpaid 
current expenses contracted prior to the first Tuesday of 
January, a. d. 1857. 

Sec. 10. He shall for the purpose aforesaid open a sep- 
arate account under the various heads of the appropria- 
tions, and state the amount paid each month of bills, drafts, 
claims or demands against the city ordered or incurred be- 
fore the said first Tuesday of January. 



CHAPTER 24. 

Shows and Exhibitions. 



Section 
1. Shows and exhibitions of varioas kin c 
prohibited without a license. 



Section 
3. Pay and conditions of such license reg- 
ulated by Mayor and Aldermen, 
j 3. Penalty for violation of this ordinance. 



Section 1. No show-man, tumbler, rope-dancer, ventril- 
oquist, juggler, or other person, shall for pay exhibit any 



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feats of agility, horsemanship, or slight-of-hand, rope^ 
dancing, or feats of cards, or any animals, "wax-figures, 
puppets, or other show, or shall perform or exhibit any 
theatrical or dramatic representation or other exhibition, 
performance, or show of any kind or description in the city 
of Manchester, unless a license therefor in writing, specify- 
ing the days or evenings such person is allowed to per- 
form or exhibit, shall first be obtained from the Mayor and 
Aldermen. 

Sec. 2. Every such person shall pay for such license for 
the use of the city such sum, and be otherwise subject to 
such terms and conditions, as the Mayor and Aldermen 
shall order and require. 

Sec. 3. If any person shall violate the provisions of this 
ordinance he shall for every such offence be punished by a 
fine not exceeding fifty dollars nor less than ten dollars* 



CHAPTER 25. 

Superintendent of Burials. 



Section I Section 

1. Superintendent to have care of public 2. Superintendent shall give bonds, 
property in the cemetery. | 3. Bepealing clause. 

Section 1. The Superintendent of Burials shall havd 
the care and entire control of the hearse or hearses, tools 
and fixtures, and public property of every description be- 
longing to the city of Manchester, used in and around the 
public cemetery or cemeteries in said city for the burial 
of the dead. 



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Sec. 2. The Superintendent of Burials, immediately af- 
ter his election to said office, shall give bonds, with suffi- 
cient sureties, to said city of Manchester, in the sum of five 
hundred dollars, for the faithful discharge of his duties. 

Sec. 3. All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsist- 
ent with this ordinance are hereby repealed. 



CHAPTER 26. 
Fire Police and Protection Company. 

Section [Section 

1. How appointed, duties at fires, andl 3. Officers of company. 

powers. 4. Repealing clause. 

2. Pay of the company. | 

Section 1. There shall be appointed by the Board of 
Mayor and Aldermen a company known as the Fire Police 
and Protection Company, to consist of not more than thirty 
men, whose duty it shall be in case of fire to repair at once 
to the scene of the same, and remove all goods from the 
building or buildings on fire, or from such building or 
buildings that may be in danger, to some safe place desig- 
nated by the City Police, and take charge of the same until 
relieved by said City Police, and wjaile on duty as aforesaid 
shall have all the powers of police officers. 

Sec. 2. Said company shall not receive any pay except 
for actual services rendered in the capacity of police 
officers. 

Sec. 3. Said company shall have a Foreman, Assistant 
Foreman, and Clerk, and such other officers as may be 



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necessary to be elected by the Company and approved by 
the Mayor and Aldermen. 

Sec. 4. All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsist- 
ent with this ordinance are hereby repealed. 



CHAPTER 27. 
Police Court Room. 

Section 1. Civil and Criminal terms to be held in Court Room of City Hall. 

Section 1. The Civil Terms and Criminal Sessions of 
the Police Court of the City of Manchester shall be holden 
in the Court Room in the City Hall, and the same shall be 
known as the Police Court Room of the City of Manchester. 



CHAPTER 28. 
Collection of Taxes. 



Section 
1. Collector to notify tax-payers. 
9. Discounts made of taxes paid at certain 
times. 



Section 

3. Collector shall give written notice to 

those whose taxes remain unpaid, 
when ; notice, how paid for. 

4. Poll tax, how collected. 



Section 1. The Collector, upon receipt of the tax list 
from the Assessors, shall immediately notify every person 



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taxed by leaving a copy of his tax bill at his usual place of 
abode. 

Sec. 2. All taxes due this city may be paid at the Col- 
lector's office. A discount shall be allowed of five per cen- 
tum on all taxes paid on or before the first day of July, 
four per centum on all paid on or before the first day of 
August, three per centum on all paid on or before the first 
day of September, two per centum on all paid on or before 
the first day of October, and one per centum on all paid on 
or before the first day of November. 

Sec. 3. After the first day of December, and earlier if in 
the judgment of the Collector the collection of said taxes 
would be jeopardized by such delay, the Collector shall give 
a notice to all persons whose taxes due the city remain un- 
paid, and if such taxes are not paid within fourteen days 
thereafter, together with twenty cents for said notice, the 
Collector shall proceed to collect the same according to 
Sec. 18, Chap. 45, of the Revised Statutes. 

Sec. 4. Every person from whom only a poll tax is due 
the city, shall pay the same within fourteen days after legal 
notice shall have been given him or left at his usual place 
of abode by the Collector, and if such tax is not then paid, 
the Collector shall proceed to collect the same according 
to the statute referred to in Sec. 3 of this ordinance, and 
giving said persons the discount as in Sec. 2 of this or- 
dinance. 



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CHAPTER 29, 

Election of certain City OflScers. 

Section Section 

1. Officers to be elected or appointed in 2. Repealing clause. 
January, February and March. 

Section 1. All officers now required by any ordinance 
to be elected by the City Council or appointed by the May- 
or and Aldermen in the month of January and February 
annually, shall be hereafter so elected or appointed in the 
month of January, February and March annually, and that 
vacancies may be filled at any time. 

Sec. 2. All ordinances and parts of ordinances incon- 
sistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed. 



CHAPTER 30. 

Highway Districts No. 12 and 13. 

Section I Section 

1. Disannexing' parts of Hig-hway District] 2. District No. 12. 
No. 2 and 7, and annexing- the same 3. " " 13. 
to Hig-hway District No. 12. | 4. Repealing clause. 

Section 1. So much of the highway and streets in High- 
way District numbered Seven, north of Candia Road (so 
called) ; so much of highways and streets in Highway Dis- 
trict numbered Two, east of Wilson road (so called), and 
all of highways and streets in Highway District numbered 
Twelve, be and hereby are incorporated or formed into one 
District, to be known and styled, Highway District num- 
bered Twelve. 

Sec. 2. So much of the highway in District No. 7, 
known as the Bald Hill Road, lying between the Mam- 



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moth Road and the town of Auburn, and so much of the 
Mammoth Eoad as lies between Hooksett line and the 
north side of Hanover street, shall be known as Highway 
District No. Twelve. 

Sec. 3. So much of the highway in District No. 1 as lies 
between the junction of Union street with Hooksett road, 
so called, and Hooksett town line, shall be known as High- 
way District No. Thirteen. 

Sec. 4, All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsist- 
ent with this ordinance are hereby repealed. 



CHAPTER 31. 

Police Officers numbered. 

Section 1. Police officers to be numbered ; the number of each new officer designated. 

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Mayor and Alder- 
men forthwith tO number all the Police Officers holding 
office, or who shall hereafter be appointed, and to cause 
the corresponding number to be fixed to each officer's 
badge ; and that hereafter when the Mayor and Aldermen 
shall appoint a police officer or officers, they shall designate 
the number each shall bear, either taking the place and 
number of some one now in office or an additional and 
higher number. 



INDEX. 



Page. Sec* 

ACCOUNTS, against City to be appf ored, 55 2 

to be rendered to City Clerk, ^ 

book of, how kept,. ° ' * " " " ^44 l 

Committee of, * ' * ' * . ^ 1 

duties of, g 2. 

ALDERMEN, *' ^ ^ 

how chosen, 

when chosen, „„ „ 

to be sworn, „ ^ 

and Mayor to be one board, 

to have powers of selectmen, 

ALLEYS, nine or ten pin • • 

ANNUAL MUNICIPAL MEETINGS, when holden, cSD 1 

may be adjourned, when ^ ^^ 

to be holden in wards, i <S 17 

ARDENT SPIRITS, 23 

ASSESSORS, vacancy, how filled, ^ ^^ 

how chosen, ^3 25 

duties of, 58 14 

AWNINGS or Shades, regulated, ^^ ^^ 

otherwise to be removed, -ig 16 

city marshal to remove, — when, 

BARBERS, may open shop on Sunday until 10 o'clock A. M., . . . . 7U i 

penalty if open after, •. 54 ''I 

BATHING, so as to be exposed, forbidden, 



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Page. Sec. 

BEDFORD, act annexing parts to Manchester, 28 

BELLS, to be attached to horses harnessed to sleighs, &c., 58 13 

penalty if not, 60 25 

BILLIARD TABLES, 15 17 

BLACKSMITHS' SHOPS, .16 17 

how built, 87 1 

petition for, what shall contain, 87 2 

buildings already erected not to be used for, unless, 87 4 

license for, how granted, . . , 88 5 

to be recorded, 88 6 

penalty for violation, 88 7 

BONFIRES, in compact part of City, forbidden, 59 20 

penalty, 60 25 

BRICKS, cullers of to be chosen, ... 73 1 

term of office, 73 2 

BY-LAWS. See Ordina7ices. 

CANNONS, discharge of, in compact part of the city, forbidden,. 59 20 

CATTLE, not permitted to run at large, 81 1 

penalty for, 82 2 

any person finding may impound, 82 3 

CELLARS, cellar doors and doorways regulated, 56 4 

entrance to, how guarded, 56 4 

persons digging, to have the same properly guarded, 56 4 

or restorators, to be closed on Sunday, 70 1 

CHIMNEYS, penalty for burning, proviso, 64 11 

CITY CHARTER, 3 

CITY COUNCIL, what shall constitute, 3 1 

to have all the powers by law vested in towns, 11 14 

may make by-laws for certain purposes, 14 17 

to establish a system of accountability, 20 18 

may construct drains, 21 19 

to have the power by law vested in board of health, 21 20 

no member of to be appointed to any office of emolument, 

&c., 2121 

to elect certain officers in the month of April, 73 1 

CITY CLERK, how elected, 21 22 

when elected, 36 3 

to be clerk of board of mayor and aldermen, 22 22 

to keep journal of, ... . 22 22 

powers of, &c., 22 22 



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Pag'e. Sec. 

CITY CLERK to keep " invoice books," &c 26 3 

duties of, in relation to accounts vs. city, 45 3 

to keep ledger, 45 4 

to open accounts vrith treasurer, ^ . 46 4 

to report to committee on accounts, when, 47 8 

duties in relation to city hall building, 75 1 

salary of, 75 2 

CITY GOVERNMENT, organization of, , 36 2 

CITY MARSHAL. See Marshal. 

CLERKS, Town, to be elected, 5 4 

duties of, 5 4 

relative to returns of votes for mayor, 6 7 

compensation of, 77 12 

Common Council. See Common Council. 

COAL, measurers of, chosen,. 73 1 

term of office, 73 2 

COMMON COUNCIL, members of, how and when chosen, 6 6 

to be sworn, 8 8 

to act as one body, 10 13 

sittings of public, 10 13 

clerk of, 10 13 

to be sworn, ; 10 13 

COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS, 44 1 

duties of, 45 1 

See accounts. 

CONSTABLES, who shall be 50 1 

to give bond, 5Q 1 

duties of, relative to fires, 51 6 

to pay over fees, 53 12 

compensation of, b . * 54 16 

CORDERS OF WOOD, to be chosen, 73 1 

to give certificates of measurement, .83 ] 

See ivood, ^c. 

COWS, running at large, 81 1 

See cattle. 

. CRIERS, COMMON, may be licensed, &c., , 88 1 

term of office, 89 1 

persons not licensed forbidden to cry, 89 2 

penalty for, 89 2 

not to cry indecent, profane, libelous matter — penalty for, 89 3 



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Page. Sec. 

DISTRICTS, highway, 78 1 

See streets and superintendents of streets. 

echool, from, one to nine, 91 1 

number ten, 93 1 

" eleven, 93 2 

who shall call first meeting, 93 4 

highway, number 10 and 11, 93 5 

" " 12, 102 2 

" " 13, 123 3 

DOGS, running at large, to be licensed, &c., 82 1 

mayor to grant license, ^ , 82 2 

condition of, > 82 2 

mayor and aldermen may order to be muzzled, 83 2 

penalty of neglect to obey order, 83 4 

DRAINS — see sewers — to be guarded, when, » 56 5 

ELECTIONS, of mayor, 3 1 

of aldermen and common councilmen, 6 6 

of town clerk, 5 4 

of city clerk .21 22 

in month of January, 36 3 

ENGINES, penalty for injuring, _. 63 10 

See engineers and enginemen, 

ENGINEERS f THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, 61 1 

number of, — choice of, — and of chief engineer, 61 1 

60 appointed to exercise power of firewards, 61 1 

chief engineer to have sole command,. 62 4 

to examine engines, when, 62 5 

to make report, 62 5 

to cause repairs to be made, .63 5 

in absence of chief, next in rank to perform duties, &c.,. ..63 6 

to examine and remove shavings, 64 12 

may direct enginemen and all other persons, 64 13 

may establish rules and regulations respecting the kindling, 

guarding, safe-keeping and removing of fires, &c.,. .64 14 
may make and enforce rules and regulations for govern- 
ment of department, 65 15 

salary of, 65 18 

ENGINEMEN, 61 1 

number of, to each company, and how appointed, 61 2 

foreman, assistant foreman, clerk and steward, 61 3 



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Page. 8ec« 

to be under control of engineorj— except, &c.,» ., o ...>,. ,62 4 
dutiea ofj in case of fire, . ..,,...„,...., o .»,,,, o. o o, = ,. 6S 7 
to cause enginea to be washed, oiled, foo.,, , » , , •. « » o o « o . o .63 8 
to wear badge, o , ,o i, .. o .. .o .,<,., o .. ,oo o, c, c .<,.,.,,.„. 63 9 
neglect of duty.j how punisliedj .,....<,... o. ... o o > = o .„. ,65 16 

age of,,. . ., o o o o o » o :. o o o , o , o o o o o O O , O . c o . « , o ., . . o o . o . . , 65 Ifi 

. payof,,o<.o -<. . oo ,o„» ._. ,o . .. ,0 , o, .ooo ., = ,o . . o oo o . ,0 ,65 17 
ELECTION of certain city officers,, . ,,.,,<,... o o . , , » . o « = - , = =102 1 
EXPENDITURES, annual statement of, ,,, = , o . o . = ,,,,, c .,, o , ,48 IS 
FENCES, injury to, forbidden,.. .,,,,,,, o.,, o , ,,,.,,» .,,,,,« o59 19 

penalty for,, ,,,, ,..»«,.,,,,,.•.,,,.,,,.. = <.,.o .,•,.,, ,60 25 

viewers^ to be chosen., ,,, ..,,o' .,,,,,., o ., o ,.,, o... o ,.,,, , ,73 1 

term of office, .,» o «, o » ...o <,o, j ,., ,,.,,,,,,», o.o ,,<,,., 73 2 
HELD DRIVERS, to be chosen,, , .,,.,,., o.,,. o ,,,, , ., 73 1 

term of office, ., o,,,. o ,..,,..,«..»..,, c ,. ,...., ..o ..,o 73 2 
PINES AND FORFEITURES received by police justice to be paid 

to treasurer, , , , » » , ., ..,,.,,,,,,,,,. o , ,,o ..,,,. 12 — 
UNANOE, 

Committee of, when appointed,— duties of, . , . . 

to prepare anisual report, ...»,„.„,«, ,o. . . i^ . 

to make estimate of espendituresj .,,.,.,■, ^Wo" 

to examine city treasurer's accounts,. , « o , , o, ., 
FIRE-ARMS, discharge of in streets^ forbidden,, . , . , 
FIRE DEPARTMENT. See engineers and enginemen, 

members of, to be 18 years of age, ., .o .,. = .. , 

rules and regulations for, to be established by engineers, , 

compensation of , » , » » . . . o .,...» = ,,,,..,. 
FIRE POLICE AND PROTECTION COMFANlf,, 

pay of,..,,,, o,,.,,, „,,,..,, o,o,o ;.,..,, 

officers of, ,,,,.,...,,..,. c ,,,,.... , ... . 
FOUNDBRY OB FURNACES. 

how built, ,.,...,...,,,.,,...,.,.. o <.., » 

petition for, to contain speoificatiojaa,. ..,,.. 

buildings already erected not to be used for, unless,- 
proviso, ,.,.....,,.,. 

license for, how granted, . , . , , 

to be recorded, , o o , . , , 

penalty for violations, ..,,.■., 
FRUITS, fobbing trees, forbidden,. , 

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FURNACES. See founder]/. 

GAMING, 14 17 

GARDENS, robbing fruit from, forbidden, 59 19 

penalty for, 60 25 

GOFFSTOWN, act annexing parts of, 28 — 

GUNPOWDER, may be regulated, 14 17 

houses for storing, how built, 87 1 

petition for, to contain , . , 87 2 

buildings already erected not to be used for, unless proviso, 87 4 

license for, how granted, 88 5 

to be recorded. , • 88 6 

penalty for violations, „ 88 7 

GUNS, discharge of in streets, forbidden, , 59 20 

HAY, weighers of, to be appointed, 73 1 

scales, may be established, 84 1 

places for stands, to be assigned, 84 2 

places for stands designated, ..85 3 

penalty for selling off the stand, or without being weighed, 85 4 

fees for weighing, 85 6 

weigher? to attend personally and give certificate, &c 86 7 

to keep acCTunt, 86 7 

to settle quarterly, 86 7 

com pensation of, 86 7 

cer ■ if cats, what shall constitute, , , 86 8 

HEALTH '-'lard of, how and when appointed , 66 4 

m v-' aialce regulations for the preventions and removal of 

nu .=ances, 67 5 

to oi approved by mayor and aldermen, &c., . ...» 67 5 

di' cies of, relative to nuisances, 67 6 

- ni •-: J give notice to remove, 67 7 

r.: jceedings when order is not complied with, 67 7 

zi: }ij command assistance, 67 8 

vsnalty for resisting, , 67 8 

;viay remove without notice, when, .68 9 

expenses of removal, how recovered, ... 68 10 

penalty for leaving offensive matter in streams, 68 11 

pena,lty for erecting privies, hog pens, &c., , 68 12 

■privies, how and when opened, .69 13 

penalty for violations, 69 14 

city physician, duties and compensation, .69 15 



HI 

Page. Pec. 

HEALTH officers, salary of, 77 8 

HOOK AND LADDER. See enginemen, <^c. 

HOOPS AND STAVES, oullera of appointed, 73 1 

HORSES, running at large, forbidden. See cattle, 81 1 

HOSEMEN. See enginemen and fire department. 

HOUSE OF CORRECTION, keeper of, chosen, 73 1 

ICE, on sidewalks, to be removed, 57 8 

when thrown into streets to be broken up, 58 11 

See streets. 

IDLE PERSONS. See truants. 

IMPOUNDING of cattle and horses going at large 82 3 

INFECTIOUS DISEASES. See health. 

JACKS, running at large. See cattle 81 1 

LAMPS, injury to, forbidden, 59 19 

penalty for, 60 25 

LEATHER, sealers, &c., of, 73 1 

term of oflGice, , 73 2 

LEWD, &c., songs and words in the streets forbidden, 59 18 

LICENSE, to encumber streets, &c. ^qq streets 55 2 

for steam engines and furnaces. Sea steam mills 88 5 

LUMBER, surveyors of, to be chosen, . . . , 73 I . 

term of office, 73 2 

MANURE, cordera of, to be appointed, 73 1 

MARSHAL, CITY, and assistant, when and by whom appointed, .49 1 

to take oath and give bonds, 49 1 

rank of, 50 2 

general duties of, 50 3 

duties of, relative to public health, 51 4 

duties of, relative to unlawful practices, 51 5 

at fires, 51 6 

captain of watch, &c. , 52 8 

may be removed, how, 53 10 

to pay over fees, ... .53 12 

to keep account of all moneys received and pay same to 

city treasurer, 53 12 

to devote his whole time, &c., 53 13 

duties of, relative to streets, 50 3 

duties of, relative to awnings or shades, 58 16 

salary of, 53 14 

salary of assistant, 53 15 



112 

Page. Sec, 

MLYQE, how ohaBm. ... ^ . ^ o , c c c . o c /^'^V^ fi^'is o. i ,,..... , 6 7 
ease of remsal to accept^ ^ <, = » . « « . . c c c. . .■ o . <, . o'c. » . . c r. = « o » 6 7 
vacancy, bj deatii or otherwises how filledj . . . » c o « . o ^ . . o c 6 '1 

to b6 sworn, o o „ e . o 6 , . o „ . . o o .. c o o . > o « c = = o . o . c o ., . c c , o 7 8 

to ba chief esecafcive officers—powers of, c = » <. « c .- « , ^ ^ c =. » o . 8 9 
3x officio chairiaan of board of overseers, « « . ^ . o « = <. c = c . o « = 8 ■ 9' 
plurality of yotes to elect, . » c c . « o c . . = < .- < . « » o o o o o <, « » „ - « .25 1 
to draw orders on treasury, when, o .<,<,. e .... = o o o oo o .. o46 6&7 
duties and salary of, .» o^.. ^c . c .». o c »,.«<. o c o « oo .... ^ , 74 1 
witili aldermen to be one board, . « c c . . » c . « « « » . , o . o « o < . .- <, 9 10 
with aldermen to have powers of selectmen, . » » o . . . o » . » . « o 9 11 

MAYOR AND ALDERMEN, with common couacil, to have 
■ eminent of city, . c . . o . . c . . = . . o . , . . » . , » . . . < 
to give notice to mayor elect of his election, . <■ <. ^ . . <> . 
duties of, in case of no choice, &e.,-. o . . c . . c . « » o > . o » 
duties of, in case of vacancy by death, "fee, . c c » = o c . < . 
sittings to be public, escept when on executive business,, 
to have appointment of police, &s. , . . . o . . . , . . » „ . . . 
members of, not eligible to any office of emolument, . 
to call general meeting of eitiaens, when,.. ..,■,. = c . » 

to appoint city marshal, . c » o ..«<,,. o ........ e ... o « 

may remove marshal or deputies,. . . „ i . . . i „ . . » . . . „ . 

MEASURERS,-sealer of, to be chosen, ......... ......... 

• atone, brick, plastering, painting, leatherj coal, &c., 
term of office, ....... c ...... ................... . 

MISSENGER, OITY, to be chosen, ;.......... o ... . > . . . . 

term of office,.. . ............. c .« . . . ....... ..... . 

duties and salary of, ........... . ... ........... 

MODERATOR, to be chosen,— .powers and daties of, ..... . 

compenisation of ,...... = ...........■............ . 

MULES, running at large, forbidden, . .................. 

See catile. 

NIGHT-WALKERS, marshal may demand business of, ... . 

NUISANCES, may be regulated, ...... o ............... . 

prohibition against erecting buildings for certain purposes, 

■ without a license, ........... o ....,...'....,..... 66 1 

license from board of health for buildings already erected, • 

exceptions, ... ^ ... c ..•: .... o < o .. ................ 66 2 

penalties, how recovered, . o . .... = .. .......<..«.... .... 66 3 

board of health to make regulations respecting, ... o ....'.. 67 5 



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Page. Sec 

NUISANCES, board of health to examine into, 67 G 

board of health to remove, 68 9 

liow and w^ieu to be removed, 67 7 

if owner does not remove, to be removed at his expense, and 

how such expense shall be recovered, 63 10 

See health. 

OFFICERS, of citj receiving moneys to pay same into treasury,. 47 9 

to report all moneys received to city clerk once in 3 months, 47 10 

ORDINANCES, all by-laws to be styled ordinances, 42 1 

enacting style of, 42 1 

to be engrossed, 42 2 

book for, how made and kept, 42 2 

to be published, 43 3 

by-laws repealed, 92 1 

rope.il not to afiaet certain cases, 92 2 

rerisad ordinances not to be published, 92 3 

revised ordinances, when to take effect, 92 4 

OVERSEERS OF POOR, how and when elected 22 25 

vacancies in board, how filled, . .» 22 23 

duties, 22 25 

salary of, 77 10 

to appoint clerk, 77 11 

duties of clerk , 77 11 

salary of clerk, 77 11 

OXEN", running at largo, forbidden, 81 1 

drivers of, to k-jep with and have command over, GO 2i 

See cattle. 

PHYSICIAN, to board of health, appointment, duties and sala- 
ry of, 69 15 

PISTOLS, discharge of in streets, forbidden, 59 20 

PLATFORMS, not to be above level of sidewalks, 58 4 

POLICE COURT, establishment of, 11 16 

where held, 100 1 

justice of how appointed, ; ...11 16 

jurisdiction of, 11 16 

judge, to pay over fines, &c., 11 16 

Avhen to be holden, 13 8 

Sfl^jml Justice of, how appointed, and pay of, 13 8 

Judges salary, . , ly 8 

Judge to keep record and make returns, 13 8 



114 

Page. Sec, 

POLICE COURT, judge to make report of fees and money received, 13 8 

POLICE OFFICERS, appointment of,. . 53 11 

term of office, 53 11 

to pay over fees to city marshal, 53 12 

may order persons standing in groups on sidewalk to move 

on, 57 9 

pay of, 54 17 

to be numbered, 103 1 

PORTICOS, not to extend on sidevfalk, &c., unless, 56 4 

POSTS, injury to, forbidden, 59 19 

penalty for, 60 25 

POUND-KEEPERS, to be chosen, , 73 1 

term of office, 73 2 

PRIVIES, regulated. See health 68 12 

RACING, may regulate, 14 17 

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES, annual statement of, 48 13 

REPORTS, annual. Qqq finance. 

of city treasurer to city council once in six months, 47 11 

of city marshal, to repoait to mayor and aldermen once in 

three months, 50 3 

of police justice, 13 8 

RESTORATORS, not to be opened on Sunday, 70 1 

RIOTS, 14 17 

ROCKETS, discharge of in streets, forbidden, 59 20 

SCALES, hay, may establish. See hay, •. 84 1 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE, when and how chosen, 22 25 

vacancies in, how filled, 22 23 

salary of, .77 9 

SEAL, CITY, what shall be, design of, 43 1 

SEALERS of weights and measures, leather, &c., to be chosen,. ..73 1 

■ term of office, , 73 2 

SELECTMEN to be elected in each ward, ■. 5 4 

compensation of, 77 12 

SEWERS AND DRAINS, 71 1 

to be guarded, when, 56 5 

abutters may enter on obtaining license, 7 J 1 

rates for entering, — proviso, 71 2 

how constructed, i^ff^ 72 3 

permit forfeited, when 72 4 

SHOWS, &c., 14 17 



115 

Page. Sec. 

SHOWS, &c. , prohibited without license, 97 1 

license for, how obtained, 98 2 

penalty for violations, 98 3 

SHOPS, blac}iS7niths\ may be regulated,. 14 17 

of all kinds to be closed on Sunday — exceptions, 70 1 

penalty for, . . v 60 25 

SIDEWALKS. See streets. 

SIGNS, injury to, forbidden, 59 19 

penalty for, 60 25 

SLAUGHTER-HOUSES, may be regulated, 14 17 

not to be erected, unless,. 87 3 

buildings already erected not to be used for, unless, 17 4 

license for, how granted, 88 5 

penalty for violations. 88 7 

SMOKING, in streets on Sunday, forbidden, 71 2 

penalty for, 71 4 

SOLICITOR, for city, to be chosen, 73 1 

term of office, .' 73 2 

duties of, 75 3 

salary of, 76 4 

STEAM-MILLS, may be regulated, 14 17 

how built, 87 1 

petition, board of aldermen for license, 87 2 

petition for, what shall contain, 87 2 

buildings already erected not to be used, for, unless ^ proviso ,87 4 

license for, how granted, 88 5 

to be recorded, 88 6 

penalty for violations, 88 7 

STEPS, not to extend into streets or sidewalks, 56 4 

STONE, measurers of, to be chosen, 73 1 

term of office, 73 2 

STRAW, weighers of, to be chosen, 73 1 

term of office, 73 2 

See hay. 

STREETS, may regulate, 14 17 

city marshal, duties of, relative to, 50 3 

not to be obstructed, unless, 55 1 

license to obstruct, &c., how granted, 55 2 

when obstructed, how guarded and repaired, 55 3 

cellar doors, doorways, steps, &c., in, regulated, 56 4 



IIG 

Page. Sec. 

STREETS, putting rubbish into, regulated, 57 6 

placing of coal and firewood in, regulated, 57 7 

ice and snow to ba removed, &c., 57 8 

sidewalks, not to stand in groups on, 57 9 

carriages, &c., on, forbidden, 60 22 

ice and snow on, to be removed within 6 hours, &c., 57 8 

in Elm street, 80 4 

grade of, in Elm street, 80 5 

STREETS, obstructing streets bj removing buildings, forbidden,. 57 10 

ice and snow thrown into, to be broken up, &c., 58 11 

flagging-stones, obstruction of, forbidden, 58 12 

driving without bells in winter, forbidden, 58 13 

smoking in, on Sunday, forbidden, 71 2 

awnings or shades, permitted under regulations, 58 14 

constructed otherwise, to be removed, 58 15 

city marshal's duty relative to, 58 lu 

indecent or disorderly conduct in, forbidden, 59 17 

throwing stones .and snowballs in. forbidden, 59 17 

lewd and profane songs or words in, forbidden, 59 IS 

injury to fences, walla, posts, signboard.*, lamps, lamp- 
posts, &c., forbidden, 59 19 

discharge of fire-arms in, forbidden, ,53 20 

bathing in water adjoining to, forbidden, 59 21 

rate of driving in, prescribed, GO 2' 

horses and oxen passing through to be kept under command, 60 24 

penalty for violations, 6.' 23 

superintendent of, to be chosen, 73 1 

term of office, 79 2 

duties of, 7) 3 

may be transferred to any other person, when, 79 3 

to guard highways &c., 80 G 

compensation of^ 81 7 

SUNDAY OR LORD'S DAY. 

stores, warehouses &c., to be closed, except, • . . .70 1 

duration of, 71 3 

penalty for violations, 71 4 

SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS. See streets 73 1 

alms house, city farm &c., 73 1 

burials, 73 1 

duties of, 98 1 



117 

Page. Jicc. 

STTPfiRINTENDENT, term of office, ........ r 75 2 

SURVEYORS OF LUMBER, to be chosen, 73 1 

term of office, ,,,.,.<,., » • • 73 2 

SWINE, See cattle, ^ .81 1 

TAXES, collector of, act in rolation,« ,....,...., .27 — 

collection of, .,.,.,............... = • 100 1 

when paid, . «....„,... .o, ° • • 101 2 

discount on payment of, , , » 101 2 

collector to give notice, 101 <i 

shall give notice when poll tax is not paid, ..101 4 

. TREASURER, of city, to be elected,. ....................... .22 2-3 

when cho||^,. .....,.,„.<,...,,... ,,...,.... 73 I 

term of omoe, ....................<... 73 2 

eo give receipt for money received, .................... -47 10 

receipt to be filed with city clerk, ..................... 47 10 

to keep books of accounts, ...,,. .... ................ 47 II 

to report condition of treasury to city council once in six 

months,. ................................... .47 11 

to close all accounts on let of February,. ............. .49 15 

salary of, ....... ..o ............ o ,,.,..,..<......... 76 6 

TREASURY, money drawn from, how, , ... ........... . ..... 40 5&7 

TREES, injury to forbidden,. . ,, 59 19 

penalty for,. ......... ...................... « -60 25 

TRUANTS, habitual, act of legislature, 1863, adopted, 89 i 

justice of police court eo have jurisdiction,. ............. .90 2 

' persons appointed to make complaint, 90 3 

children between 6 and 16 years of age, liable,. 90 4 

may be placed in institution of instruction, 90 5 

school committee to provide such institution, .90 6 

may establish house of reformation, proviso, . . . ■. 90 7 

persons employed to have suitable compensation, 91 8 

fines and fees arising from, to be paid into treasury,. ... .91 9 

VACANCIES, in offices to be filled in April, how filled, 73 2 

VOTERS, to reside in wards .3 months, 5 3 

VOTES, return of, for mayor, 6 7 

WALLS, injury to, forbidden, .59 19 

penalty for, .60 2 

WARDS, division of,. . , 4 2 

towns for certain purposes, 5 3 

WARRANTS, where returnable, 12 — 



118 

Page. Sec. 

WATCHMEN, when and how appointed, 52 7 

to give notice of fires, 51 6 

duties of, 52 8 

to wear badges, &c., 52 19 

to pay over fees, 53 12 

pay of. 54 18 

night, pay of, 54 19 

WEIGHERS OF HAY AND STRAW, to be chosen, 73 1 

to be appointed by city council, 85 5 

term of office, 73 2 

to attend at scales, keep account, &c. , 85 6 

See hay and straw. .fjii^ 

WEIGHTS, sealer of to be chosen, .^. 73 1 

term of office, 73 2 

WELLS, not to remain uncovered, 56 4 

to be guarded, vrhen, 56 

WARE-HOUSES, to be closed on Sunday, 70 1 

penalty if not, , 71 4 

WOOD, corders of to be chosen, 73 1 

term of office, 73 2 

sellers of to have certificate of sworn surveyor, 83 1 

certificate to express quantity, &c., 83 2 

surveyor to keep copy and return to mayor and aldermen, . 83 2 

penalty for selling wood not measured, 84 3 

WORK-SHOPS, to be closed on Sunday, 70 1 

penalty for not, 71 4 



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